A sprain can result from a fall, a sudden twist, or a blow to the body that forces a joint out of its normal position. This results in an overstretch or tear of the ligament supporting that joint. Typically, sprains occur when people fall and land on an outstretched arm, slide into base, land on the side of their foot, or twist a knee with the foot planted firmly on the ground.
HERBAL TREATMENT FOR SPRAIN:
This is the best herb for sprain. Clove oil is effective in the treatment of sprains and muscular cramps. It is made into a poultice and applied on the affected parts.
This is a popular herb for sprain. Ginger is a very effective painkiller. A paste is made by rubbing dry ginger in water. This is applied locally on the sprained part.
The hyssop herb is very good remedy for several muscular problems, including sprains. For the treatment of sprains, a paste of the entire herb is made and is applies externally to the affected area. Alternatively, the paste can be steeped in boiling water and this can be used as fomentation for the affected muscle. Hyssop provides immediate benefits in sprains. It is also very effective in the treatment of black eyes, wounds, bruises, burns and strains.
This is also a popular herb for sprain. Licorice is used in the treatment of muscular aches and sprains. Its roots are soaked in water overnight and this infusion is applied on the affected parts.
This is an excellent herb for sprain. Oil of the marjoram herb is extracted and is applied locally on the affected regions in case of sprains, bruises and even paralysis. In case of stiffness, a simple application of the marjoram oil, slightly warmed, helps to loosen the muscles.
This is a well known herb for sprain. Turmeric is made into a paste and is mixed with lime and salt. This is applied on the sprained muscles with very good results.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SPRAIN:
This is the most valuable treatment for sprain. Ayurveda generally prescribes oil massage therapies for the treatment of sprains. Mahanarayana taila and Praharini taila are two good oils which can be used. These oils can be warmed a little before application to provide better effects.
Medicines that Ayurveda prescribes for people with sprains are Pratapa Lankeshwara rasa and Laxmivilasa rasa. Sinhanaada guggulu is also occasionally prescribed.
DIETARY TIPS FOR SPRAIN:
Diet is a quite effective treatment for sprain. To get a remedy from sprain, a person can follow the below dietary tips.
*Drink a few glasses of water when the sprain comes on, preferably with a dash of lemon juice in it.
* Orange juice is also good to maintain the water content of the body.
* Always have some mineral-rich foods before going to bed in order to protect yourself from sprains. Bananas are ideal.
*Do not have any strong beverages especially after dark. Tea, coffee must be avoided, and so also chocolates. Instead, have a cup of warm milk before going to bed.
SAFETY TIPS FOR SPRAIN:
To get a quick cure from sprain,a person can take the below tips.Such as:
* Apply mustard oil on the sprain and sprinkle turmeric
powder on it. Then bandage the area with a small towel. Then put some salt and tie it tightly in another cloth to make a bundle of it. Warm this on a pan. Apply this on the bandage. The sprain will clear out in a short time.
* Simply applying warm mustard oil on the affected area and then having warm water bath also helps in the treatment of the sprains.
The following methods work if you get a sudden sprain. Try them out before applying any medication.
* Straighten the muscle and flex it upwards. If you have a sprain in the calf muscle, then sit down on a chair and pull your leg as much away from your body as you can. Then try to pull out the toes as much upwards as you can. This can relieve minor sprains.
* Dip a towel in ice-cold water and tie it around the sprained muscle. The cold temperature will make the muscle numb and make the sprain go away.
* Application of a hot pad also helps in removing sprains. If the sprain is on the back, then take a shower bath with hot water.
SIMPLE TIPS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SPRAIN:
*Chop a few onions and wrap them in a muslin cloth. Now place it on the sprain-affected area.
*Apply the paste made from lime leaves and butter on the affected area.
*In 1 tsp raw lime powder, add 1 tsp honey and mix them well. Apply the mixture on the sprain.
*In 1 tsp of almond oil, mix 1 tsp garlic oil. Now apply this mixture oil on the sprain-affected area.
*In hot water, put the outer leaves of cabbage and heat for a few minutes. Thereafter, bandage.