This is an honest review on how Biofreeze® helps me to overcome pain and post-traumatic arthritis.
Many of you probably don’t know this, but when I was 17 years old, I had a major ice skating fall. I had done ballet for over 10 years and never had a problem, my parents enroll me in figure skating and within an year, I had an unfortunate accident.
I was rehearsing for my first figure skating show when I left the rink to grab my gloves. I never took my skates off so I strolled to the dressing room, grabbed the gloves from my bag and ran back. The rink door was opened and for some reason, I did not process the fact I was about to step on ice and ran exactly the same way on ice as if I did on the wood flooring. I immediately fell down and heard a couple of screams. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I couldn’t find my right leg. It was not in front of me nor on my side. My right leg was under my bottom and under my left leg. At that moment I couldn’t fully comprehend how that was physically possible so I got up and kept skating. Everyone gasped and my instructor skated to me and lift me off the ice.
On a quick side note, he was very cute and I had a crush on him, so that was the best part of the entire incident. I was being carried away in his arms and now I couldn’t feel a thing! Ha.
When we sat on the bench, he asked how I was doing, but because I was too embarrassed by my ridiculous fall, I said I was fine. Fine! That feeling didn’t last long…
Shortly after, my parents came to pick me up and I told them about the fall. I was limping but trying to look as cool as possible while I waved goodbye to everyone.
My parents took us to dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant, and when it was time to leave, I looked at my brother and he immediately knew I was in serious pain. The embarrassment was gone, the adrenaline had vanished and my injury had cooled off. My parents got up and I only had time to say “I can’t walk” until the tears started streaming down my face. To say I was in pain, is an understatement. My dad carried me to the car and we went to the ER. Two hours later and seven X-rays, I was told my meniscus was torn, my knee was broken, my hip was severely injured and bruised, and my ankle was sprained. Oh, so that is HOW a right leg can get perpendicular to your left leg.
I left the ER with cast from hip to toes, and that’s when I realized I was not going to make it to my figure skating show. I cried for days. The doctor told me I was going to have lifetime injuries and knee pain due to my fall, but at that time I didn’t care. All I cared about was the show. I had a sparkly figure skating dress hanging on my wall and now I was never going to be able to wear it. I thought that was the biggest tragedy, but it wasn’t.
To this day I can’t go to the movies without being in pain. My knee locks, my meniscus is still torn and to make matters worse I have post-traumatic arthritis. Yes, arthritis caused by the ice skating fall. I am only 39 (plus some change), a mom of two and my kids are exceptionally active.
Jude is almost 7 and Reagan is turning 4 in two months. They love to run around, being silly, play sports and basically run away from me! Ha. I was told there was not much I could do to ease the pain, but that is no longer true. I came across Biofreeze® Pain Reliever products, and they are AMAZING. I am not saying this because this post is sponsored. I actually tried different products and Biofreeze is a lifesaver! When my knee hurts, this is like a heaven sent product. Within minutes I am able to walk again without sounding like a
I was told there was not much I could do to ease the pain, but that is no longer true. I came across Biofreeze® Pain Reliever products, and they are absolutely amazing. When my knee aches I apply Biofreeze and within minutes I am able to walk again without sounding like a 90-year-old woman, or without having to carry a dripping ice bag with me!
Here’s the best part though, Biofreeze® Pain Reliever products not only they are a safe and effective pain relief alternative because they are non-systemic, non-narcotic, and contain no NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs), salicylates or addictive substances, but they are also never tested on animals, and are produced in the United States!! Sounds like a win-win-win to me 🙂
I tried many of their products and my favorite is the roll-on. I bought three of these and have one on my side table, one in the car and one in my purse. I am often in pain and this is a fast acting solution to keep me going. Biofreeze® Pain Reliever products are available now for purchase at major retail locations, find yours here.
Now I no longer feel that I am 90 while attempting to catch my little ones and can actually have fun with them!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.