My left achilles has been sore and swollen for over a year, possible as much as 15 months. About 3 weeks ago I purchased some cissus from PrimaForce -- their new 40% ketosterones product, and I still had some bulk cissus left at around 60 grams. The bulk cissus had not done very well by itself, only a small amount of relief. The 40% stuff is better, at least as far as pain-killing is concerned as pain declined by a good percentage, and swelling was down somewhat. I use a gram of the bulk cissus per each gram of the 40% cissus to help out. But after 3 weeks gone and only 9 days of the 40% left I figured I might try something else. The higher grade cissus may let it heal, but by itself it would take a long time.
Three days ago I decided to give myself some physical therapy, and not just stretches, but something more....
Why, I thought, not try applying hot and cold water to the area for 15 to 20 minute periods while flexing the tendon, and do his several of times a day? And just as cold and hot (without burning myself) as I could stand it.
After 3 days of this, it seems to be healing at a much more rapid pace then with the 40% cissus alone. I can now pinch the tendon and it is not sore to the touch, this has not been true for more than a year.
Of course, I'm not leaving it at this, I've backup materials on the way as it's important for me to get rid of this problem. It will be Wednesday night, Tuesday night at the earliest, before my new supplements arrive, and I only have 6 days of cissus left as I decided not to get more for now.
I'm interested in seeing just how far this "physical therapy" of using the water out of an extendable shower head can go. It's terrific so far.