Aromatherapy Treatment for Sprains and Strains
The most useful essential oil is Lavender use 5 drops to15 ml (1 tsp) of iced water for a compress. Chamomile oil may be used in the same way where there is a sprain try; to keep the affected joint as still as possible initially to reduce internal bleeding and to allow healing to start as quickly as possible ideally with the limb raised.
Herbalism Treatment for Sprains and Strains
Make an infusion of Comfrey leaves (Sympbyum officinale ) and apply as a cold compress or use diluted tinctures of Comfrey or Marigold (Calendula officinalis) 15 ml ( 1 tbsp ) to 300 ml ( ½ pt/ 1 ¼ cups) of cold water. When the swelling has subsided gently rub in Cofrey ointment to speed up healing of the damaged fibres. If muscles ache through over. Exercise this ointment is a good home treatment with massage of the surrounding area twice a day.
Homeopathy Treatment for Sprains and Strains
Choose from these remedies: Arnica: for the results of a fall or accident, with soreness and also a feeling of shock. Rhus tox: for muscular strains from lifting heavy weights for instance with pain stiffness and swelling. RutaGrav: for torn ligaments or tendons, especially in sprains of the ankles or wrists with a feeling of bruising in the bones.
Naturopathy Treatment for Sprains and Strains
The immediate treatment is to apply the ICE Approach: ice, compression and elevation. For example a pack of frozen peas held peas. Held firmly around a sprained ankle, with the leg raised and supported, will help a good deal in reducing internal bleeding and joint swelling. After the symptoms have subsided, there may be a case for using alternate hot and cold compresses ( 3 minutes hot followed by 1 minute cold repeated for about 15 minutes) to improve local circulation to the relevant muscles and later treatment may include massage to relieve muscular aches. Diluted oil of Lavender (about 2 per cent in base oil) is helpful here.