- Jan 12, 2007
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- Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
I was kinda hoping that there might be some kind of salve or ointment for topical use that works well. In the past I used DMSO and it was a god send. They have watered the formula down in recent years, but I just found a site that may fit the bill.
You put Di-methyl Sulfoxide on your knees?? Goodness, I used to work in a lab and we used that stuff to freeze cells in so they wouldn't burst on thawing. I never had any idea that the compound was was so versatile.
I too have suffered overuse injuries to my knees... the exercises that have helped me most are knee rotations and ba gua muddy-stepping in the circle. I'm a bit phobic about putting substances on my body that i can't safely put in my mouth (don't ask), so if that fails i generally just stick to RICE and asprin.