Have you ever hit your shin so hard that the moment it happened you knew it would be a doozie, but you get to wait a few seconds after the hit while you hold your breath and wait for the pain to arrive? You have enough time to figure out what exclamation you are going to make. Are there innocent little kid ears around? Will “shoot!” help or does this hit require something a bit more expletive?
I did this a little while ago. You can see the cut that happened immediately. But what you don’t see in this picture is the bruise that should have appeared. Should have appeared, but never did. Why? Because I immediately started a routine of applying Traumeel cream to the area. Then reapplied every 3-6 waking hours for a couple of days. No bruise. Pain went away quickly. This picture was taken 2 days after the hit, when my shin should have been a lovely shade of blue or maybe yellow.
I love colourful, but prefer my skin not display a rainbow. Thank you Traumeel! Oh, and I should mention that I do injections of Traumeel for those who have deeper pain than just a bruise.