I said no to surgery and healed my knee naturally. Here is the ligament tear in knee home remedy that worked for me! I used essential oils, rehab exercise, supplements, and diet. Find out my favorite essential oil for knee pain as well as everything else I did. If you have healed a knee naturally, I would love to hear what worked for you.
How I Healed My Knee Naturally
I've gotten emails with questions about how I healed my knee injury naturally ever since this post was shared in 2014. Since then, I've re-injured this knee, injured my other knee (this time a minor ligament tear), and recovered and now my husband is recovering from the same injury.
I thought I would take a moment to update this post and share what I've learned about how you can heal a knee injury naturally.
Please note that this is my personal experience and not intended to me medical advice. I am simply sharing my story in hopes that is helps others who are interested in how to heal a torn meniscus naturally.
Always consult your health practitioner.
If you’ve been following for long, you may remember that when Skye was about two months old, I had a severe knee injury. I couldn’t walk.
Getting up and down was so difficult that I wasn’t able to lift her from her cradle by the bed into the bed to feed her. My husband had to get up at every feeding and hand her to me. During the day, I was parked on the much lower couch.
Having a new baby is never easy. But having one and losing your mobility is devastating.
I felt lost and scared, as I watched my weight creep up a bit. (Up until that point I’d been doing well with my weight loss.) Nothing like sitting on the couch all day to stop any movement on the scale.
Since I had free time on my hands, I begin searching for a ligament tear in knee home remedy that might work for me.
Can You Heal a Knee Injury Naturally?
I tried everything. Ice. Heat. Ice and heat rotating. I ground of Fenugreek seeds into a paste and wore them under a wrap all day. (It looked like something from Skye’s diaper, but I was desperate.) I wore a brace. I tried castor oil packs.
Despite everything, I still couldn’t bend my knee, which meant that most rehab exercises were out. I wasn't healing.
The swelling was so bad that only my loosest pants around the knees or shorts would work.
I was told that surgery for my partial ACL, MCL, and ligament tear was the only solution.
Since I was nursing, I didn’t feel that was a viable option, so I suffered on. This went on for months.
I was miserable. Fortunately, Skye wasn’t mobile, but taking care of her was still harder than it should have been. I’d always been blessed with extreme flexibility and the ability to sit on the floor comfortably as an adult. Both of those things were gone, which meant playing with her was a struggle once she started sitting up.
I can't tell you how this impacted me emotionally. All three of my children needed a healthy mommy! This knee injury was throwing me into a very deep depression.
I continued to research how to heal a torn meniscus naturally, and I found a little bit of encouragement.
About that time, I started hearing a lot about essential oils for knee pain and healing. I also read that cleaning my diet and taking supplements might be able to help.
Could essential oils help me heal my knee injury naturally? Could supplements help?
Though I was skeptical that anything would have an impact, I decided to go all-in and give everything a try.
I was still hobbling around with a swollen knee covered in poop-look-alike (fenugreek paste) hoping to at least ease the pain, so if someone had suggested walking on hot coals would help I would have gone for it.
How to Heal a Torn Meniscus Naturally
From my experience, it takes more than one approach to heal a knee naturally. This is what I did:
- Essential Oils
- Exercises / Rehab
- Clean Diet
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Essential Oils for Knee Pain and Healing
I believe that essential oils played a key role in helping me get better. Prior to this injury, I had almost no experience with oils. To say that I fell in love with them is an understatement.
(click thru for the specific oils I recommend.)
- Wintergreen: Contains 99% methyl salicylate, which gives it cortisone-like properties. Supports discomfort that is related to inflammation of bones, muscles, and joints. This is my favorite essential oil for knee pain! (Wintergreen should be avoided by anyone with seizures.)
- Peppermint: Anti-inflammatory properties helps damaged tissues. Has a soothing and cooling effect.
- German Chamomile: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
- Helichrysum: May help clean the blood and improves circulatory functions. It is a potent anti-inflammatory.
- Lemongrass: which supports inflammatory response, ligaments and tissue regeneration.
- Frankincense: which is also an anti-inflammatory and immune support that is good for general healing.
How to Make an Essential Oil for Knee Pain Blend
To Make This Blend You Will Need:
- 1 10-ml roller bottle
- Wintergreen (see above for the exact oils I use; there are different varieties of oils and not all have the same therapeutic properties.)
- Carrier Oil
Time needed: 5 minutes.
This roller bottle blend is intended for adults. These oils should never be used undiluted, and Wintergreen should be avoided by those with seizures.
- Add the oils to the roller bottle
Fill the roller bottle with 5 drops each of Wintergreen, Peppermint, German Chamomile, and Helichrysum.
- Add your carrier oil
Fill the remainder of the bottle with a carrier oil and cover with the roller bottle lid.
Apply to the area 4 times a day.
Layering Essential Oils for Knee Pain and Healing
I layered on the Lemongrass and Frankincense two to three times a day. You can read about why you would want to layer versus blend here. These are the two that worked for me, but play around with it and see what works for you. Don't forget to dilute with a carrier oil!
Supplements & Other Remedies That Helped
Turmeric: The curcumin contained in turmeric is can help to reduce going pain and swelling. Long-term studies have shown that it can reduce blood levels of inflammatory chemicals. You can get it on Amazon.
Ginger Extract: Ginger is a great way to decrease pain and inflammation. I take 250mg of ginger extract four times a day to help with knee pain.
Glucosamine Sulfate: This is found naturally in the fluid around the joints. It can help to rebuild lost cartilages and prevent the breakdown of cartilage and fluid in joints.
Epsom Salts: I use Epsom salt baths on a regular basis to help to relax tight muscles. It has detoxifying powers which can work to ease joint pain. Try two cups of Epsom salts in a warm bath - I like to add in Lemongrass and Frankincense Essential Oils.
Arnica: Arnica has anti-inflammatory compounds as well as a compound called helenin which is a natural analgesic.
How I Progressed
Truthfully, I was just hoping for a little relief from the knee pain.
I'd already accepted the fact that surgery was going to be in my future. In fact, we'd planned to leave the beach and return to Scottsdale because I felt more comfortable with the doctors there than in the tiny beach-side town we were in.
(I've had surgery twice in my life and both times have had issues with anesthesia that turned what should have been day stays into three or more nights in the hospital.)
What happened was nothing short of astounding.
After the first few days, I was able to move my knee a little better and was more comfortable. This led me back to these knee exercises, which I'd been attempting without success for months. (You can probably also just google knee rehab exercises.)
They weren't easy, but for the first time, I was able to push through them. I felt hope.
I can't say that it happened overnight, but I began seeing consistent improvement, and that was enough for me. All in all, I went from unable to walk to about 80% over the course of two months. It was another three months before I was at 95% and could say that I had healed my knee injury naturally.
Key Points to Heal a Knee Naturally
- You must be consistent. This isn't the kind of thing you can do when you remember and hope for the best. If you can't be consistent you need to accept that natural remedies may not work for you.
- Consider your diet. Diet is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL to healing. I recommend a clean diet that eliminates inflammation as much as possible. No processed food. Stay away from triggers. (Mine are gluten and soy.)
- You Can't Skip the Exercises. Everything else can help to reduce inflammation to the point that you can rehab your knee, but you are still going to have to do the work.
- Don't Skip Supplements. The oils didn't HEAL my knee. The supplements didn't HEAL my knee. They, along with a good diet helped reduce the inflammation to the point I could rehab it.
These days, I'm able to work out without restriction. The only thing I really can't do without discomfort is put direct pressure on my knee. (As you do when you do a push-up from the knees.). I honestly never thought I'd do a lunge or squat again. I can. Recently, I added Kettlebells to the mix.
I am so glad I said no to surgery and began searching for home remedies for ligament tear in knee. I know that essential oils for knee pain and healing combined with supplements, diet and rehab won't work for everyone, but I am so grateful that they worked for me.
If you have ever healed a knee naturally or have a ligament tear in knee home remedy that has worked for you, I'd love to hear your story!
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What was the name of the blend you used on your knee and where can you get it?
Eugene N Majoy Resurreccion
Its doterra deep blue soothing blend and I realized I have it thanks Wendy!!!
Yep, that is it!
Hi. I am 56 and tore my meniscus about 6 weeks ago. My knee is a lot better now. I made a oil with rosemary and spearmint. I stretched it slowly and walked a lot. I also ate less and a little more cleaner and drank ginger and lemon tea every day. It is a painful injury. I could not walk right or sleep, every time I would move it felt like my knee was out of place, very painful. It is still not 100 percent better but I can bend it now and stand on it and walk longer. So happy it does not hurt as it did initially.
I am happy you are healing!
I just found your post and just wanted to thank you for the time you took to post this. I recently did something to my knee. I don’t have a formal diagnosis but I’ve had swelling and pain now for a few days. Your post is very encouraging and I hope to see positive results by trying the steps you took. Thanks again!
We used this for my daughter who plays rugby. She didn't have a diagnosis other than an uncle who is a PT and said if it continued to behave like it was she'd need to consider surgery. We found this, did it, and it worked!!! It was about 2 years ago. Swelling decreased within 2 weeks and continued to improve. She's been 100% on it for quite some time now! I recently found this site again as I searched to remember details to rehab a badly sprained ankle. I'm adding cypress and Marjoram, or alternating it , based on recommendation from a massage therapist who treats injuries. For ankle apply the oils then stroke lightly up from the ankle all the way past the knee to the thigh. So glad for this post of just honest experience that helped us so much!
Yay! I am so glad it help and hope that your ankle heals quickly.
Thanks for taking the time to post this - it means the world to know that people can benefit from my experience.
This gives me so much hope! I haven't been able to workout without pain in my right knee for months! I honestly didn't think I would ever be able to run, squat or lunge without pain and it was just my new normal. Doctors have always just offered me steroids shots or surgery which I haven't wanted to do because of the risks and the steroids eventually making it worse. But seeing someone with such a severe injury recover naturally is amazing! I'm going to try all of this! Thank you!
I hope it works for you Brianna! Definitely start taking turmeric. I feel like that has helped me on so many different levels. Let me know how it goes!
Hi wendy 🙂 any chance you can share what tumeric supplement you take? (brand/format?:)) Thanks!!
In what form did you take tumeric? I use it in cooking alot but did you put it in a drink or in a capsule?
Hi! I am making a roller bottle mix for a friend with a meniscus tear. I want to make application as easy as possible. Would it make a difference if I mixed the Lemongrass and Frank right in the roller bottle instead of layering? Also, I do not have German Chamomile. Thoughts on substituting Roman Chamomile? Thanks in advance!
Yes, you could certainly make a roller bottle! Roman Chamomile does have some analgesic properties so it wouldn't hurt to add it in.
Hi-when you mix the roller bottle recipe w 5 drops each of oils mentioned, do you dilute those drops in any plain oil? If so, what's the ratio?
Would the roller bottle recipe mentioned (5 drops each oil) be enough for one application or would it last for several?
Thx in advanced!
I put the oils in the roller bottle and fill it with the carrier oil. This would last several applications!
Did you follow any kind of diet while healing your knee?
Can you specify which Helichrysum (2 options: italicum and gymnocephalum) and which Frankincense 3 options: Sacred or Carterii or Serrata) you used? I am ready to invest in this method and give it a try. Thanks so much!!
I used the Helichrysum italics and the Sacred Frankincense. I have since started using the Carterri!
I have posted this message in another discussion, however I would like to share it on this forum as well, since it was your article which prompted me to use essential oils and other remedies in my knee injury. Thank you.
"10 weeks ago I had a skiing accident which resulted in grade 3 MCL tear and partial to almost complete ACL tear. No MRI was done (in Canada there is a long waiting), manual test were performed by Ortho and 2 Physio. I was told that MCL will heal on its own, but ACL is gone (maybe few fibers left) and it will never heal on its own. At 9 weeks post injury Ortho and Physio confirmed that my ACL re-attached itself! They both admitted that it’s very rare that it happens and that I was lucky. Personally, I think it wasn’t the “luck”, it was days of research and cross-references of natural therapies. To make a long story short, I have tried: Bowen therapy, Elk velvet antlers, Salomon Seal (herb), homeopathy,essential oils (topically), bone broth, hydrolysate collagen (grass fed), fish oil, asghawanda, hydrotherapy (done at home) and of course physiotherapy. My ligaments are healing,( the knee feels stable), although they are still loose. I was told I can expect 100% recovery.;)"
Wow Teresa! That is so great. I am so happy for you.
I was also tole that the ACL wouldn’t heal.
It really is amazing what our bodies can do when we give them what they need.
Interestedly, I also did bone broth, grass fed hydrolysate collagen, fish oil and asghawanda. I was taking them for other reasons, but they absolutely could have played a role.
Thanks so much for sharing your story!
Hi. Theresa ! Were you able to walk while injured
Hi Teresa and Wendy, I tore my MCL first then ACL a month later when I tried to return to soccer too soon. I heard the full pop when it tore and couldn't put any weight on it. Now 2 weeks later, I can walk again. The leg is a bit stiff and I'm being very careful with the knee but I can almost walk normally again. I use two supplements from Youngevity, therapeutic lemongrass, reiki and qigong daily. It's worked very well and I'm seeing daily improvement of the knee/ ACL. Anyway, all the best to you both and thanks for sharing your inspiring healing experiences.
I've had success using Chinese herbs with my knee injury. I had chronic pain ever since a snowboarding accident that left me with a slight tear in my left meniscus. I tried different kinds of Chinese herb remedies like Dit Da Jow that have worked really well from PlumDragonHerbs.com, salonpas, and TigerBalm.
Do you know, tried or recommend anything else that is a "Natural" type of remedy?
I have been diagnosed with acl and some minus tear and doctors suggest surgery.i donot want to go through all that so wanted to try this natural remedy. Can you please send me more details about where did you get these essential oils and how to mix them apply them to get the desired results. You can reach me at [email protected] if you can give as much details as possible that will be a treat help.
Back in 2005 while delpoyed I tore my miniscus, and over the years it's given me more issues, I'm currently being given supart injections for the miniscus tear in knee.
Do you think this combination of essiental oils you used on your knee help with pain and inflamation, do you think it's possible it could help repair the miniscus?
Also can I put all six of the oils together in a spray or roll on bottle?
Mam, I'm glad to know that you recovered. I have told that surgery is the only option for ligament repair or reconstruction but your dedication and a mind set toward healing it naturally truely inspire me;thankyou for sharing your experience with us.
MAM i have a question that the essential oils you used are diluted or not ?
Yes - Always dilute your oils! Good luck with your healing.
Hi, do you allow guest posting on wendypolisi.com ? 🙂 Let me know on my e-mail
Hi Wendy what exersises did you do for your knee?
Iv just been on the plant site for oils..They have ORGANIC And non organic does it matter which one i buy of this site? Thank you
They will both work! It is just a matter as to if organic is important to you!
My dog just injured his knee. He is scheduled with a specialist for xrays and diagnosis.
I will be adding these oils to his care program.
I too hope that with consistancy and gentle exercise, we can master it without surgery.
The diagnosis may lean toward surgery, but if possible, the less invasive the better.
How big of a dog is he? You can use oils for dogs but need to be careful. I'd recommend seeking out someone experienced in the area and asking them. Here is a Facebook group you could join and ask. https://www.facebook.com/groups/coessentialoils/
It's awesome to hear this worked for you! I know CBD has a way of reducing inflammation and reducing pain. Maybe a CBD oil would work as well. Congrats!
Hi there! I tore my PCL in a rugby game a month ago and I'm SO desperate to get healed up so I can continue playing sooner rather than later.
I'm not going to have surgery - I've been doing physical therapy but recently came across your site. I know absolutely nothing about essential oils but after reading this blog I bought Frankincense & Lemongrass. I put 5 drops of each in two roller bottles and diluted it with water (was I not supposed to use water? ) You say to layer...does it matter which of those I do first?
You also mentioned the mix that included wintergreen, peppermint, German chamomile and helichrysum...do you know of anywhere that sells this particular combo premixed? I work for a nonprofit so large quantities of essential oils aren't really in my budget unfortunately
I've also been using a Glucosamine & Arnica cream on the knee - should the essential oils go on before or after the lotion?
Thanks for humoring all my questions!
Hi! I just now saw your post ans just barely posted a comment (Aug 2022) about my daughter who also plays rugby and did something major to her knee and this did what we needed! It's been years now, so I hope it worked for you! The oils have been worth their weight in gold, truly, since our family is still active and still have strains and some injuries, the oils last, and its cheaper than so many alternatives.
Hi Wendy, amazing advice. I want to know if the lemon grass and frankincense layering is neat or added alongside a carrier oil? What do you normally do? Thanks so much.
Hi Bertie, I always dilute in carrier oil. To be honest, I'm not too precise with my dilution ratios. I typically just put a little carrier oil in my palm and then the essential oils. Good luck!
Is blackseed oil useful
I personally don't have any experience with it. Sorry I can't be of more help.
How about lemon grass tea?
Or tea tree oil?
Also where could I get those oils you listed?
Can you put a link or tell me a site to get the oils. Thanks
Hi Danielle! All of the ingredients are hyperlinked within the post, but this is the brand I use --> http://bit.ly/2evIYeA
I'm glad it went well for you. Reading your story gives me some hope so thanks for putting it up. The human body is capable of adapting I think.But it must have hurt a lot. So great job hanging in there.Could you answer a few questions for me please? Did you have a full ACL tear or was it a partial one based on MRI? Did you take an MRI after you felt that your leg recovered 95%? I'm looking forward to your answer. 🙂
Your ACL couldn't have been completely torn. If it was you are the first person in history to spontaneously regrow an ACL.
A torn ACL detached itself from the wall of the femur or tibia. Unlike the mcl, a blood clot cannot be formed.
It would be like a broken bone sticking through skin miraculously putting itself into the right place and healing.
The essential oils would certainly help mcl however. But if you genuinely torn acl you might want to consider surgery.
Hey Jake, you may want to read some studies and do some research before being so dismissive about others healing journeys. Here's a study about healing full ACL ruptures without surgery: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21643922/
Lots of true "medical miracles" out there if you do the research like Wendy did. Being open to the possibility and having faith helps too!
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Hi I recently suffered a dislocated kneecap & currently using essential oils Eucalyptus & olive oil that has helped reduce the swelling & now have less pain when stretching my knee.But couldn't find the essential oils named in your post.In how many months did the swelling in your knee dissappear ?And any other advice that you could give me? Thanks
Hey dear, I always trust on natural home remedies to cure my knee pain. Doctor has suggested me a surgery for this, but I really don't wish to do that. Thanks to you that you have shared such a great remedies that can help me.
I was just wondering how often you used the arnica gel and if you put it on at the same time as the essential oils? Thanks!
I used it as needed for pain, but usually not at the same time as the oils.
Hey There I m Parth Patel From india , i have ACL And MCL Grade 3 Ligament Tron 30 days ago as you wrote i m taking supplements and Doing Exercises . like your case doc recommended surgery to me also but as i trusted myself said no now im looking for natural solutions for heal my meniscus and Tears. the thing is i dont know anything about oils and wold this will work for me ?
And The Thing is I'm Pure Vegetarian !! stuck between Principals And Health !
Thank you so much for this post. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I am taking your advice and hoping to get some positive outcomes.
Thank you so much for sharing your story it is truly appreciated.
I am so glad it is helpful! Good luck to you Gina! Let me know how it goes.
Hi Wendy, thanks for sharing such a nice information. Turmeric plays the role of antiseptic. We can use it in any way. Keep sharing!
Hey! Thanks a lot for this post! My boyfriend is going to try to do this with other stuffs so I wanted to make him the essential oil roll-on and I was just wondering in how much carrier oil you dilute them pls?
For a 10ml rollerbottle for general use, you want to use about 10 drops of essential oils and fill it the rest of the way with a carrier. Since this may be something acute, you can increase that to 20 drops of essential oils and then fill the roller bottle the rest of the way.
Hi I guess I’m just one more suffering from the same kind of knee injury and since I have a vacation coming up two years in the making I need to get better ASAP I am using
Red light therapy
Rife frequency machine for accelerated healing and last but not least reflexology
Got hurt last Thursday and I have to say honestly I am about 40% better!!
All great things to use! I love Turmeric and take Collagen every day. And I don't know what I'd do without my chiropractor - she has even adjusted my knee.
i need help to heal my knees. i am in my later years,no drugs but the shots are organic however i need the right oils your site is awsome and i have been with drugs for a long long time. the shots are organic and help me so far.NO OPERATION . THANKS
Hi wendy.thank u for sharing nice information.even me also suffering from same situation .i will try u r remedy,
Good luck with it! Let me know how it goes.
Wendy! Thank you for this blog post! Five days ago, I tore my MCL in my right knee (grade 1) and my ACL and MCL in the left knee (grade 2 and grade 3, respectively). I've been using these oils and the right is already feeling pretty close to normal. The left will take way longer, and I'm so encouraged by your story of healing naturally, without surgery. You give me hope! Thank you, thank you, for sharing this information.
Oh, my! Both knees at once - you poor thing. I am so glad you are on the mend. Here is to continued healing.
thank you, Wendy!
I would love to buy these oils pre mixed in a roller ball or something of the sort... I’m waiting on my mri to come back but I have been in pain for three months. Would you sell the mixture ? Or do you know of anyone who sells mixed oils? I don’t know enough about them to try and start mixing them . Please & thank you
I don't know of anyone who sells these. With everything going on, I am not personally set up for shipping.
Hello, Wendy, thank you for sharing your story. Two health food stores near me do not carry chamomile but one has blue tansy. I looked it up and it is not a chamomile but do you know if it can be substituted? I'm going to mix the other without the blue tansy and use that and hope to hear from you. Thank you.
Yes - I think that is a good substitute. Just be careful with the blue tansy because it is...BLUE. So don't put it on and then go sit on your white couch before it soaks in completely.
So happy to hear you are feeling and doing better. Did your tear actually heal? Just curious. It is my understanding that tears cannot be healed and you mentioned you still can't put direct pressure on the knee. That sounds like the tear is still there. My daughter was unable to put direct pressure on her knee until she had the surgery.
Yes - it has been seven years and I would say that it is 95% better.
Where do I begin?
If my knee can recover form three types of injuries, imagine how the rest of our body can heal when afflicted with illnesses and disease?
I hope my story can help someone else in a similar situation because they say: Knowledge = Power.
On the 19th September, 2020, I was walking down the corridor of our home and I felt a slight twist in my left knee with a click of the joint.
Initially, I was walking and had no discomfort.
Then two weeks after incident, my dad went in hospital and I was doing a lot of running around. I think I over did it?
To make matters worse, I then proceeded to use all sorts of devices from knee braces, adjustable knee strap, and compression bandage to creams to make the problem I created better. I failed dismally. Because I did not have a proper diagnosis, I was using braces that were not suitable for my type of injury.
The following few weeks, were a nightmare. I was in:
- considerable amount of pain
- had considerable stiffness/swelling of the knee
- felt like knee was locked, hence the limitation of movement. Not being able to walk without a wide range of movement, made the pain in knee unbearable.
- any slight pivoting, sudden twist or pressure/force put on that knee, made knee condition unbearable, where I was unable to walk from one room to another.
-only relief I have benefitted from was when I placed my leg on a cushion at night with a heat pack and applying Pain Away for joint and muscle pain
-Initially I took aspirin for pain relief. It upset my stomach, gave me a feeling of the room spinning around and had been giving me chest discomfort. Since I have stopped taking aspirin- I have had no further issues.
I thought I would be on the road to recovery however, my knee issues got worse.
Everyone insisted I go see a GP however, I kept telling everyone that the body can heal itself.
I kept saying to everyone that: patience, time and rest are the quintessential factors to recovery. No one believed me!
Anyway, I attended a Medical Practice that was close to my home.
The friendly GP conducted a few physical examinations of my left knee, by moving it in different positions to ascertain where the pain was coming from. They concluded that I may have:
-meniscus moved out of place??
-believes the knee is locked and this is why he believes I am loosing range of motion.
GP wanted me to have MRI and X-rays and recommended me to see an orthopaedic surgeon to sew tear in meniscus and do an arthroscopy. They informed me that if I did nothing I would be in a wheel chair for a year or so. I proved that theory incorrect!
Due to my poor health, (I suffer MFS/fibromyalgia), I had opted to treat it conservatively despite medical opinion, stating otherwise!
Instead of doing what the GP recommended me to do, I went to see a lovely physiotherapist.
Since I saw the physiotherapist, I had noticed a slight improvement.
When I first saw them, they wrote a brief history of what happened.
They told me what they think I may have and proceeded to treat, knowing that I would heal.
They massaged the knee, put the tens machine on the knee and instructed me to perform basic exercises, to strengthen calf and hamstring muscles.
Gave me a walking stick.
I had only seen the physiotherapist twice.
The physiotherapist helped me immensely. They were the facilitator and I was the keen student.
An so the journey begins…………………………..
Never looked back.
Then decided to put all the hard work into healing the knee, myself.
Ditched the pain medication. Only took it for the first week when I was in severe pain, out of desperation.
HEALING MODALATIES THAT HAVE ASSISTED ME WITH HEALING MY KNEE INJURY:
- Massaging the knee injury three times a day with Wendy’s magic essential oils: doTerra deep blue rub and doTerra ice blue essential oil
- Infra-red Heat Therapy
- Intellinetix Vibrating Therapy Wrap (godsend)
- Electric Knee Pad Relief Pain Heated Warmer Therapy Wrap Brace
- Acupressure for pain
- Having tumeric/ ginger tea religiously everyday
- Ingesting MSM
- Vitamin C
- ACTIPATCH ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE THERAPY - KNEE PAIN RELIEF (godsend for pain relief)
- Isometric knee exercises ( to strengthen hamstring and calf muscles)
- Drinking plenty of water.
- Ice therapy
- Rest (is required for the first two weeks form onset of injury)
- Eating healthy foods- plenty of vegetables and fruit
- Having a positive mindset
- Taping with rock tape (make sure you use correct taping technique for your knee injury). Used this method initially however, went through too much tape.
- Using Tynor functional knee support brace for MCL,ACL and meniscus tears. (used this brace for the first three months)- great device
- Support and plenty of help from loved ones
Nearly four months have nearly come to an end and I am a living testimony that knee injuries can heal.
I can walk unaided without walking stick however still waddling like a penguin. It can take up to a year or so for injuries like mine to completely heal- so I have been told.
I am taking small baby steps every day and I see slight improvements as each day goes by.
At least I am pain free and healing each day.
With all the healing modalities I have utilised, I feel a tremendous amount of improvement in terms of being able to walk from one room to another, without pain and now using a bodigrip tubular support bandage for knee support.
Not one size fits all however, if I did not stumble across Wendy’s website, I am certain that my recovery would have taken longer.
Her recommendations just reinforced my opinions about healing.
I am grateful I stumbled across your invaluable website and I hope we can help/motivate/encourage and inspire others to take a road map, less travelled.
I healed my beautiful pet rabbit the same way.
I lovingly carried her everywhere for 8 weeks until she could go back to hopping joyfully again. She never saw a vet in 13 years of her life. I healed all her illnesses, naturally.
Love, patience, determination and a willingness to think 'outside the box', is all it takes for the right healing to take place.
Good luck and Godspeed, to everyone who is willing to heal without underestimating the beauty of our healing capabilities.
I forgot to save my story :'(
If it does not get published can you please email my knee story to me.
Have a nice day.
It's published! I am so glad you are doing better and thank you for sharing your story with us.
Isn't MSM amazing? I've taken it orally and also found a cream that has it and is is magical.
We got an infrared sauna and it is one of the best investments I've made.
I am going to look into some of the other things that you mentioned for my Mom. She doesn't have a tear but terrible arthritis and I am wondering if they would help her.
MSM is great and it's one of the oral supplements I'm using to heal my ACL tear. Chunyi Lin of SpringForest Qigong has 30 minute Qigong daily practice videos and they've been fantastic for healing and would likely really help your Mom's arthritis too!
Yes!!! I recently discovered MSM and absolutely love it!
Hi Wendy. Was so happy to read your post. Recently tour ligaments in my knee. Would deep blue from Doterra be a good place to start as I don’t have all of the 4 oils you mentioned above. Could you please suggest a blend from the following as to get started: lavender, peppermint, rosemary, lemon, cederwood, ginger, frankensence, eucalyptus. Thank you.
Hi Wendy. I've just come home from having an ultrasound scan, & sure enough, I have a torn knee ligament, as I suspected. Very painful right leg. I'm not in favour of "medicines", or surgery, & am pleased to have found your website. I'll be using the essential oils you recommend, exercises (from the osteopath, hopefully), Arnica, & herbs, so grateful thanks for advice. I'm sure it will be a great help, enabling me to get back to gardening & tennis. (despite already being 84 years old).