I injured my ankle in the first 20 minutes of the game. I felt slight pain while running especially straight after I sustained the injury.
- Grade 2 deltoid ligament tear
- Grade 1 anterior fibular ligament tear
Re-entry into contact sport 2012/02/25.
During half time our team physio re -strapped my ankle and I was able to finish the game. I started applying ice directly after the game to try and stop swelling but the next morning my ankle was severely swollen. Our team physio treated my ankle and I received platelet injections straight into my deltoid ligament.
That same afternoon I started to treat my ankle with the Photizo® Sport light therapy. It was very easy and portable so I could do it any time in the comfort of my own home. In conjunction with the hyperbaric chamber and icing, I aimed to use the Photizo Sport light therapy every two hours. The swelling went down within one day and I was able to start running at full speed on the 20 February 2012.
In total, I went for 10 hyperbaric chamber sessions and used the Photizo® Sport light therapy approximately 40 times before our game on the 25 February against the Toyota Cheetahs.
The Photizo is a wonderful product, it is extremely easy to use, is portable and works very well if combined with other forms of treatment. Thank you for getting me back on the playing field in no time!