Category Archives: Success Stories

Severe arthritis

My mother’s arthritis was so severe she walked with a cane and was told by the Arthritis Society to move to a home without stairs.

She has since thrown the cane out, and on a recent trip to Rome, climbed over 200 stairs in one day! The Arthritis Society is amazed at the difference!

Adele MaHaffy, BC

Injury, pain, arthritis

I would not have believed it if I had not experienced it myself! Contact sports for 20 years and a car accident left me with chronic pain and arthritis.

I began taking RECOVERY® on the advice of the pharmacist. My skin looks better and there are signs of hair growth coming back. Prior to RECOVERY®, I had been hospitalized twice for nerve pain from the car accident. After three weeks on RECOVERY®, the pain was completely gone. I haven’t felt this good since I was about 14 years old!

Pat Meehan, Pharmacy Technician, Texas

Professional athlete with back and hand pain

Low back pain and arthritic hands for five years left me discouraged about the length of my professional career. After being diagnosed with a degenerative disk in my lower back while playing for the Montreal Canadiens and wanting to stay away from surgery, I did not think there was much hope.

My pharmacist recommended RECOVERY® and after one month, I felt a vast improvement, reduction in pain and more mobility. It has proven beneficial in cutting down recovery times from injury, training, fatigue and bumps and bruises that go along with playing professional hockey. Continue reading

Surgery wound healing – knee

Shortly after my knee surgery, the swelling was extreme. I called my pharmacist and asked if there was anything I could take besides acetaminophen with codeine? They recommended RECOVERY®, stating that it was very effective and many patients had displayed very good results. I asked my doctor about RECOVERY® and he said that he had heard about it and that it would probably have benefit. I started taking a little more than the therapeutic dose. Continue reading

Surgery wound healing – Achilles

I severed my Achilles tendon playing recreational football and had surgery five days later to reconnect the tendon. Prior to the surgery I was told by the surgeon that I would lose some mobility and flexibility in the injured ankle, and that I would also lose some running speed.

When the surgery was completed I was in a cast from toe to just below my knee and I had to use crutches. The total time I was in a cast was five weeks, the last three weeks in a walking cast. I was told by the orthopedic surgeon that the rate of healing was phenomenal and that I would not require any physiotherapy. This was nice to hear after a therapist told me I would not be able to do any activity at all for three months, and would be starting my rehab at this point.

It has only been two months and I am riding my mountain bike for over hour rides, doing calf raises, and walking without any limp. I was in very good condition at the time of the accident, so the combination of good conditioning and high doses of RECOVERY® made for the quick healing process. I feel I will be running on a treadmill within two weeks, and I plan to play football in Nov/2003 in the Provincial Championships for topflight Flag Football.

Pat Mould, BC

Surgery wound healing – forearm

RECOVERY® has made a horrible fall down the stairs into an amazing success story! It helped me get the use of my arm and wrist back!

I broke both bones in my wrist 8 weeks ago and had a mini Hoffman apparatus put on (4 pins screwed into the radius bone to traction them back together, joined by a steel bar with wing nuts).sue_anne_hand

I was told I would have it on for about 8 weeks as I had displaced the radius bone 1/8 of an inch. I was also informed I would likely have arthritis, carpal tunnel etc. due to severity of break. I began taking RECOVERY®, initially in November 2001 for 2 c-section scars. Continue reading