Treat a Sprained Wrist Naturally

It’s often said that a sprain is worse than a break. Why is that? Because while bone heals stronger than before the break, a sprained muscle heals weaker. The ligaments in the wrist are torn and will not heal as well as a bone. Because of this there are three levels of sprains that doctors will use to rate your injury. Grade I is minor damage to the ligaments and muscles, Grade II is severe damage with a wrist that feels loose and some loss of function, and Grade III is a completely torn or severed muscle, with looseness and a complete loss of function. All of these come with terrible pain!

It’s not always possible to prevent the accidents that cause injuries like a sprained wrist, but taking care to immobolize the joint as soon as the injury occurs is the first step in making sure you recover quickly. See a doctor immediately if you feel you have a sprain that is more severe than a Grade I sprain so that they can make sure there are no breaks or fractures in your wrist. With careful following of instructions, a few herbal remedies and some rest you’ll be back to your old self in no time and your wrist will be just fine!

What are the symptoms of a Sprained Wrist?

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Feeling a pop in the wrist
  • Feeling tearing in the wrist
  • Bruising

How can I prevent a Sprained Wrist?

  • Do your best to avoid falling. If you do fall try to fall softly and roll so that you don’t land hard on a single joint or area of your body.
  • If you play contact sports like football make sure you wear protective gear.
  • Exercise regularly to keep your joints flexible and strengthened.

How do I treat a Sprained Wrist?

  • Take vitamin E to help reduce adhesions, scarring and scar tissue from forming.
  • Free radicals can cause problems with healing so make sure you up your intake of vitamin C and bioflavinoids to help force them out of the body.
  • Take evening primrose oil. It has gamma-linolenic acid which helps to reduce inflammation .
  • Calcium and magnesium should be taken to help with tissue grown.
  • Comfrey can be taken to help reduce pain.
  • Make a horsetail tincture to help rebuild skin and encourage connective tissue repair.
  • Take a soothing back with rosemary, eucalyptus and horsetail to help reduce inflammation.
  • Rest your wrist fully for at least 48 hours.
  • Ice your wrist for 20 minutes every three to four hours for the first two or three days until the pain is gone.
  • Carefully compress the wrist with a bandage. Don’t wrap too tight! Wrap just tight enough that there can be some swelling without cutting off circulation.
  • Keep your wrist elevated above your heart to reduce swelling.
  • Splint or cast your wrist to keep it immobilized while it recovers.
  • Increase your intake of pineapple for the bromelain. It helps to speed up the healing processes.
  • Arnica cream helps to reduce the inflammation and reduce pain.
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