Thursday, July 3, 2014

Treatment for Ankle Sprain | Wrist Sprain

Treatment for Ankle Sprain | Wrist Sprain

A sprain is the wrenching of a joint, producing a stretching or laceration of the ligaments.

Water Treatments

1.Ice pack on the ankle or wrist, 3 times a day immediately after the sprain.

2.Cold compress on the ankle or wrist for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

3.Wrap ankle or wrist with elastic bandage after the ice pack.

4.Rest the foot or arm for 3 days for severe swelling and pain.

5.Consult the physician immediately for severe pain and swelling.

Herbal Medications

1.Sabila leaves poultice (Scientific name: ALoe barbadensis Mill; English: Aloe vera)
  • Pound 2 to 3 fresh leaves. Apply directly as poultice on the ankle or wrist for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.
  • Use bandage to hold poultice in place.

2.Kamantigui stems and leaves poultice (Scientific name: Impatens balsamina L.; English: Touch me not balsam)
  • Pound 2 stems with leaves. Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.
  • Use bandage to hold the poultice in place.

3.Kakawate leaves poultice (Scientific name: Gliridia sepium (Jacg.) Steud.)
  • Crush 1 0 leaves.Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.
  • Use bandage to hold the poultice in place.

4.Mayana leaves poultice (Scientific name: Coeus blumei Benth)
  • Crush 10 leaves.
  • Apply directly as poultice for 10 minutes, 3 times a day.

5.Kataka-taka leaves poultice (Scientific name: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.; English: Life plant)
  • Crush 10 leaves.
  • Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.