Skip to main content
Accessibility|Contact|Privacy|Terms|Cookies

Home Remedies for Sprains & Strains

  • Published: 2009-02-20 (Revised/Updated 2016-09-24) : Author: Disabled World : Contact: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: Pain relief using home remedies for sprains and strains caused due to stretching or tearing of ligaments.

Quote: "In the case of a severe sprain, your ankle joint may be unstable. If this is the case you may require a cast to immobilize the joint until it heals."

Main Document

Pain relief using home remedies for sprains and strains caused due to stretching or tearing of ligaments resulting in restriction of your movement. The prime reason for a strain injury is the sudden change of direction or due to a collision. The common parts affected are the neck, ankles, wrists and knees.

Pain relief using home remedies for sprains and strains caused due to stretching or tearing of ligaments resulting in restriction of your movement.

The prime reason for a strain injury is the sudden change of direction or due to a collision. The common parts affected are the neck, ankles, wrists and knees.

A sprain is the tearing and stretching of the muscles. This happens due to contraction or stretching of muscles. But this can turn into a chronic strain if the muscles are overworked. We usually term this occurrence as pulling of the muscle. Some of the common places of strains are hamstring and back.

Self-Care Measures

Home Remedies for Sprains and Strains

Some sprains require splinting or casting and only your doctor can determine this. Higher grade sprains require more extensive treatment and take longer to heal. With a Grade 1 sprain you may only need rest and ice packs to help the swelling and an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Aspirin. However, failure to get the proper diagnosis and treatment in the beginning can cause many unpleasant and expensive problems further down the road.

If you have a Grade 2 sprain, your doctor may recommend that you wear an ankle brace until the sprain heals and use crutches for a short time.

In the case of a severe sprain, your ankle joint may be unstable. If this is the case you may require a cast to immobilize the joint until it heals. You may also be referred to a orthopedic specialist for further evaluation.

Even after you return to normal activity your doctor may recommend an ankle brace to support the ankle and protect it from re-injury.

As with any injury, recovery time will depend on the seriousness of the sprain. Regardless of the severity, you can speed up the healing process by staying off your ankle and resting it as much as possible. No matter what the grade of injury, unless it is splinted or casted, your doctor will probably tell you to apply ice packs to relieve swelling and pain.

Discussion

• Have your say! Add your comment or discuss this article on our FaceBook Page.

Similar Topics

1 : Fruit Pectin for Arthritis Pain and Inflammation : Thomas C. Weiss.
2 : Copper Sulfate (Bluestone): Uses and Remedies : Disabled World.
3 : How to Treat Arthritis Pain Naturally at Home : Lionel Sweetman.
4 : Some Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain : Charles Gray.
5 : Remedies for Dry Mouth Syndrome : Disabled World.
From our Home Remedies section - Full List (26 Items)


Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.


Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.





1 : Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by US Olympic Committee
2 : Help Your Child in School by Adding Language to The Math
3 : 50% of Retirees Saw Little or No COLA Increase in Net 2018 Social Security Benefits
4 : Turnstone Endeavor Games Concludes with National Records Broken
5 : Spinning in Circles and Learning From Myself by Tsara Shelton
6 : St. Louis HELP Medical Equipment Donation Drive Generates Record-Breaking Results
7 : People Who Snore Suffer from Palate Nerve and Muscle Damage
8 : How Our Ancestors with Autistic Traits Led a Revolution in Ice Age Art


Disclaimer: This site does not employ and is not overseen by medical professionals. Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.

© 2004 - 2018 Disabled World™