My knees are terrible. I have a hinky shoulder joint, a leftover from a close encounter with an idiot driver and a cement culvert about five years or so ago. And my neck and back are messed up from being rear ended in traffic several times in the last decade.
Yep, I seem to be a magnet for car weirdness on the road, and none of it was due to anything I did, or didn't do, LOL. The last rear end incident was in rush hour traffic about three years ago. Some silly broad in a monster truck, I kid you not, was talking on her cell phone instead of watching what was going on, and smacked me in the rear end. The freakin' tires on the thing came up to the window on my van.The custom made iron bumper of that stupid humungo tank like truck messed up the rear end of my vehicle, like whoa. Don't ask, it was a really big bumper with some big 'ol winch thing welded to the front. And hello whiplash city for, what, the fourth time? Sigh.
The number of times I have been rear ended has also affected my back. I now have an accelerated advanced degeneration of the spinal joints thanks to idiots who can't pay attention in traffic.
The first time I was rear ended was about ten years ago, when I was sitting at a stop, at the end of an interstate exit, waiting on the traffic light to turn green. This dumb ass came speeding down the exit ramp and just smacked right into me. The second time I was sitting at a stop sign, waiting for a break in traffic, and dumbass was talking on his cell phone. The third time, five years or so ago, I was driving in rain and the Darwin Award nominee was tailgating me. I had to slow suddenly because of another car cutting across the road in front of me. He didn't. That one tore the entire bumper from the back end, and made the trunk into an accordion. You don't tailgate, in heavy rain, on a street where traffic is doing 45 mph. So, life history done now. Three of the four drivers were men, but all kinds of jokes about female drivers abound. Go figure. Anyway don't tell me about female drivers. It's the guys ya have to watch out for.
Anyway, back to emu oil. When those areas start aching I rub emu oil around the joint, above and below the joint about ohhh two inches or so. Or into my neck all around. Or rub it into my back when it's acting up, and in fifteen to twenty minutes the pain is almost totally gone! And the relief lasts for about four to eight hours, or more, depending on how much I've irritated them mostly. What little achiness is left is well covered by a couple of white willow capsules, and a couple of kava capsules, or a couple of droppers of liquid kava, to ease back muscle spasms. I've also applied it to muscles in my forehead for tension headaches. It sounds gross but it's not. It does not leave any greasy residue. It's totally absorbed. If there is a residue it's because you've used way too much.
I've used it on a sprained ankle, tendinitis, and tired sore feet. It took the swelling down tremendously in when I sprained an ankle last year. The whole ankle swelled up five times its normal size. I applied some ice for twenty minutes, then emu oil, took some white willow capsules, and went to bed. The ankle was still tender and sore, and only slightly puffy the next day. So I applied more emu oil, took some white willow capsules, wrapped it in an ace wrap for the day, and the next day the ankle was back to good. altogether less than three days. The time before when I sprained that ankle, I was on crutches for two weeks. Big difference!
I know it sounds incredible, but it works. And it works great for me. At least I know it works very well for the stuff I've mentioned.
I was so impressed with this oil I bought a quart size bottle of it. And I haven't used even half of that in a year. It only takes a small amount to be effective. But I don't want to ever run out of it before I can get the next bottle.
This stuff keeps me off cortisone, high powered pain meds, and muscle relaxants.
I know I sound like a paid commercial testimonial, LOL, but I'm not. I'm just soooo glad I found this stuff.