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Best Homeopathic Treatment for a Sprain

A sprain is the tearing, stretching, twisting or wrenching of a ligament. Ligaments are bands of tough, fibrous and flexible tissue that connect two bones and hold a joint together. Any joint can get sprained, but sprains usually occur in the ankles or the wrists. A sprain can be a minor twisting of a ligament or a severe rupture needing surgical repair. Depending on the severity, a sprain is categorized into three grades. A first-grade sprain refers to only the stretching and twisting of a ligament without tearing. In a second-grade sprain, there is an incomplete tear of the ligament, making the joint slightly loose. A sprain with a complete tear of the ligament, which leads to the instability of the joint, is called a third-grade sprain. A sprain is different from a strain, which is the tearing or rupture of a muscle or a tendon. Homeopathic treatment for a sprain has been found to be very successful. First and second-degree sprains are treated effectively with homeopathic medicines. They reduce the pain, swelling, and soreness of the sprained area. Along with this, the medicines work to heal the injured ligaments. Homeopathic treatment for a sprain also helps in strengthening ligaments in patients prone to frequent sprains.

Homeopathic medicines for a sprain are natural and treat sprains in a very safe and gentle way without any side effects. First and second-degree sprains can be treated independently with homeopathic medicines. For third-degree sprains, surgical repair may be needed. But after surgical repair, homeopathic medicines can be used to quicken the healing process.

What are the Causes of a Sprain?

A sprain, the over extension or tearing of a ligament, happens when a joint is severely stressed, or a person takes it beyond the normal range of movement. The joint most prone to getting sprained are the ankles. A sprained ankle can occur from the turning, rolling or twisting of the foot. The factors that increase the risk of a sprain in the ankle include walking or running on an uneven surface, activities like playing a sport, or wearing high heeled shoes. Other joints that have a high chance of getting sprained are the wrist, the knee, and the thumb. Wrists usually get sprained when a person falls on the ground with an outstretched hand. People playing different sports are more likely to sprain their knees. A thumb sprain mostly occurs while playing a sport like tennis that involves holding a racket.

What are the Symptoms of a Sprain?

The symptoms of a sprain include swelling and pain at the site of the sprained joint. The intensity of pain varies depending on the severity of the sprain. In addition to this, there may be bruising at the injured site and a decreased ability to move the affected joint.

Homeopathic Medicines for a Sprain

Some of the best homeopathic medicines for a sprain are Arnica Montana, Rhus Tox, Ruta Graveolens, Ledum Palustre, Natrum Carb, and Strontium Carb. Among these, Arnica Montana is a useful homeopathic treatment for a sprain when there is intense soreness, swelling and bruising at the affected joint. Rhus Tox and Ruta Graveolens are beneficial for sprains affecting any joint. In the first line of treatment for sprains, medicines that are most helpful include Arnica Montana, Rhus Tox, and Ruta Graveolens. Ledum Palustre is useful for persons prone to ankle sprains. Natrum Carb works well for chronic sprains that occur mainly in the ankle. Strontium Carb is an effective homeopathic treatment for a sprain in the ankle or the wrist.


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    I have been recently sleeped on floor and got an sprain on my right foot first three fingers. I have taken ARNICA-200 Two times for two days. Till now have swallowed foot & finger .What medicine should I take.RHUS TOX?

  2. My daughter recently injured her thumb during a dance reharsal by landing on her hand with thumb outstretched. I brought her in to the dr and it is splinted for a week and then the dr will recheck. It is not really swollen or bruised but they said it was a UCL injury (game keepers thumb). The joint is unstable. Not sure yet if torn or just stretched but not broken bone. I did use arnica gel on it, as well as ice and ibuprofen for pain. I was going to try Ruta and Bellis Perennis. Any suggestions for those or others?


    Had fallen from bike and twisted the knee injured the ligament 1 year back . Still sometime feel pain when leg is twisted or out of sudden jerking.

    Sudipta banerjee
    Female age 40 yrs.


      Had fallen from bike and twisted the knee injured the ligament 1 year back . Still sometime feel pain when leg is twisted or out of sudden jerking.

      Sudipta banerjee
      Female age 40 yrs.

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