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    Topical treatment for bruising?

    My right leg is hella bruised up from the top of the shin all the way down to my toes. Literally. The tops of my toes are bruised. My training log explains why.

    Anyway, are there any topical treatments that will speed healing? The pain is actually more of a mild discomfort, easily addressed by ibuprofin. But I'd like to get rid of the bruising ASAP so I can keep training/conditioning.

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    Okay, a quick google tells me what it is... Where can I find it?

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    TCMA people use stuff called dit da jow for that. it's herbs soaked in gin for anywhere from 1-10 years and then rubbed into the bruise.

    it seems to work for me. your mileage may vary. i can give a bottle of it to anyone who meets ups with me in nyc. it's also available at some martial arts stores but i can't vouch for those, as the formulas vary a lot.
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    Yeah, I heard of jow, but I have no connections here. I'll have to check out a granola store for the Arnica...

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    I've always just rubbed them to help break them up.
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