In 2012, a 25-year-old male athlete developed mild pain in his left knee. Being a footballer, he had been using his knees heavily from the age of seven. An MRI scan showed a lesion in his cartilage. By November 2015, he was limping since the pain had aggravated. His physician prescribed paracetamol 1g TDS and tramadol 50 mg BD. These painkillers gave temporary relief only. He underwent physiotherapy for two months and took three sessions of osteopathy without any improvement. So he had to stop playing football. On 15 May 2016 when he visited the practitioner, he was limping and had severe intermittent pain.
He was given:
#1. CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC20.1 SMJ tonic + CC20.2 SMJ pain + CC20.3 Arthritis + CC20.4 Muscles & Supportive tissue…QDS for one week, then TDS
#2. CC18.5 Neuralgia + CC20.1 SMJ tonic + CC20.2 SMJ pain + CC20.4 Muscles & Supportive tissue + CC20.7 Fractures…BD in almond oil for massage
He continued his painkillers with vibro. After a month, he felt 50% improvement in both pain and limping and 100% in another month. So on 20 July, the dosage of #1 was reduced to BD, same as that of #2. Both painkillers were reduced to OD and he resumed football practice, though initially he felt some stiffness in the knee joint. Eventually, by 31 August, he stopped taking the painkillers. In September, the football season began and he enjoyed his sports practice without any pain. On 30 September, dosage of #1 & #2 was reduced to OD.
Due to an accident on the football pitch in November, he had muscular breakdown of his left quadriceps; thigh was swollen with sharp acute pain. The wound was cooled and bandaged on the spot by his coach and he was advised complete rest. On 11 November, the dosage of #1 was increased to 6TD for 3 days, followed by QDS for 3 days and then TDS whereas dosage of #2 was increased to BD. He did not take any other treatment. After a month, swelling disappeared and there was 80% improvement in pain and mobility. So, on 15 December 2016, dosage of #1 was reduced to BD.
On 17 January 2017, as the pain had completely gone, dosage of #1 and #2 was reduced to OD and after a month, #2 was stopped. On 17 March, tapering down of #1 was started before discontinuing it on 10 May 2017.
As of December 2019, he has not had any relapse of his conditions. He runs daily for an hour and continues to play football with passion.