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Natural ways to treat ankle sprain

The occurrence of sprains indicates a rupture or fatigue of the muscles, and this occurs when an injury occurs to the ligaments that connect the bones in the joints, and the cause of the ankle sprain may be from walking on uneven ground, wearing high-heeled shoes, lifting heavy weights or as a result of accidents, and Symptoms may include pain and swelling, bruising and a limited range of movement, and the degree of sprains can range from moderate to severe, if severe sprain will require medical attention, and you can treat moderate ankle sprain easily at home with some simple home remedies.

Three levels of risk when developing ankle sprain:

  1.  First degree ankle sprain injury: It is a slight rupture of the ligaments, swelling and mild pain
  2.  Second-degree sprain: it is a sharp rupture of the ligaments, severe pain and great swelling.
  3.  Third degree sprain: severe ligament tear, inability to move, loss of balance, severe pain and sharp swelling. 

Home and natural remedies for ankle sprains:

Ice:
Where snow can be placed on the affected area, where it helps a lot in reducing swelling, infections and pain, as the ice keeps the ligaments from becoming inflamed and stops any bleeding from the torn ligaments. Ice should be used on the affected area in the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury, and by wrapping a cup of ice cubes in a towel, and placed with pressure on the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes, and the process is repeated every two to three hours, and if the ice is not Easily available, you can use a bundle of frozen vegetables in the refrigerator, and do not place ice directly on the skin as it may cause harm to the skin.

Pressure :
It contributes to helping stop swelling, pressure and ankle bandage with a bandage shortly after injury. The pressure helps control pain as well as prevents further injuries, and a elastic bandage is purchased from the pharmacy, and the bandage is wrapped from the fingers to the middle of the leg with pressure, but it does not press hard because it can limit blood flow, keeping the bandage all day long until it reduces Swelling, removal of the bandage before you go to sleep, and it should be noted that the bandage should be removed immediately if the affected area turns blue or begins to feel numbness.
Garlic treatment:
It can also be used to relieve torsion symptoms quickly due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and it can help reduce pain as well as infections. Also, it has the ability to increase body strength and energy and speed up the healing process, and is done by mixing a tablespoon of garlic juice and two tablespoons of warm coconut oil, and gently rubbed on the affected area and left for half an hour, then wash the area with lukewarm water, and this is used Simple treatment three to four times a day for several days until the ankle heals completely, you can also mix a tablespoon of garlic oil and a tablespoon of almond oil and massage the affected area with the mixture two or three times a day repeat daily until the ankle recovers completely, and this can also be used Treatment for arthritis and rheumatism.

Castor oil treatment:
And it is considered a traditional remedy for relieving pain and inflammation from the affected ankle, as castor oil is from triglycerides and consists mainly of rsinolic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and the cotton fabric is wrapped several times on the affected area that contains castor oil, and covered with plastic covers then Put a bottle of hot water on the castor oil bundle for half an hour, keep the ankle in an elevated position for a few minutes, remove the bundle and then massage the remaining oil onto the skin.

Olive oil treatment:
Where the presence of the phenol compound in olive oil helps to reduce infections caused by sprained ankle, and in addition to it heals many diseases that help speed recovery, the olive oil is heated and then left to cool for a while and put the hot oil on the affected area and gently massage for a few minutes, This helps to relax the muscles and relieve pain, and this is repeated three or four times a day for several days. One tablespoon of olive oil is added to an egg yolk and mixed well. This mixture is placed on the affected area and covered with a cotton pad while keeping the bandages for two days, Repeat this process for kernel A few days.
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