My twelve year old son Dylan received his most serious injury of his young sports career this past weekend.
But it is a contact sport, and often the contact is with the floor. He got pushed from behind and fell on his left hip and elbow.
I could see that this was for real. He winced in pain and could hardly get off the floor. He did not play the rest of the evening.
We got home, I gave him Arnica for the trauma. Upon closer examination, it appeared he had a hip pointer.
I was not scheduled to be home on Saturday, so I couldn’t keep tabs on how he was really doing. I was teaching an Acute Care Homeopathy course all day. During class, I was talking about a remedy called Ruta, which is for shin splints, injuries to the periosteum, sprained ankles and wrists, and is also a specific for injuries to the illiac crest. As I was teaching, I said, “This is what I need to give Dylan!” A hip pointer is an injury to the illiac crest.
He felt like the Arnica was helping him, so I waited to see how he was Sunday morning. It wasn’t looking good for playing that afternoon. I wasn’t satisfied that he still needed Arnica. I gave him some Ruta 200c. Within an hour, he said, “Mom, come and see my hip.” The bruise was completely gone. He was running around, feeling MUCH better. I gave him one more dose before his game. He decided to try warming up at his afternoon basketball game.
Apparently warm ups went well because he played. He scored 6 points and was unbeatable on defense. They won in overtime.
He was a bit sore in the evening. I gave him another dose. He didn’t even mention it this morning.
So all you athletes: Ruta 200C or higher for hip pointers. This is an injury which, according to most accounts, takes 1 – 2 weeks to heal. For Dylan, it took 2 days. Who knows, if I had switched sooner, it may have been better sooner.
If you need help with an athletic injury, let me know.