Sprain can be defined as the stretch or tear of the ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous tissues that connect two or more bones and form a joint. Ligaments are the very soft tissues. The ankles, knees and wrist are more susceptible to sprains. In sprain one or more ligaments can be injured at the same time.

Causes of Sprain
The various causes of sprains are:
  • Sudden fall
  • A forceful blow to the body
  • Twisting
  • Stepping on an uneven surface
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Over stretching of the ligaments
Home Remedies for Sprain

Application of cold compresses on the area with a bandage is highly beneficial to get relief from pain. This is one of the useful sprain remedy.

Massaging the area with almond oil and garlic oil is very effective in reducing pain. This is one of the useful sprain treatment.

Put 1 tablespoon of black coffee in a bandage and bandage the foot sprain. This is a good home remedy for sprain.

Soak outer leaves of cabbage in hot water and wrap around the area with sprain and leave it for 10-15 minutes. This is also one of the good home remedies for sprain.

Soak the sprain area in warm water with few drops of lavender oil. Good home remedy for sprain.

Natural remedy for sprain - Wrap chopped onions in a muslin cloth and place on the affected area.

Sprain cure - A hot Epsom salt bath is also beneficial for relief from pain.

Soothing lotions and oils
  • Camphor rub Mix one teaspoon of camphor oil to one cupful of sunflower oil and massage on the area.

  • Turpentine and sunflower In a glass jar add two tablespoons of sunflower oil and one tablespoon of turpentine oil. Application of this mixture to the sprains is highly beneficial.

  • Hot soured milk Apply it as a poultice on warm cloth.
  • Onion and honey Mix finely chopped onion with honey and apply on the affected area.

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My grandaughter was playin n she twisted her wrist as she was comin down when standing up she doesn't walk yet so she falls on her bootie when she doesn't want to stand up anylonger so I guess she twisted her wrist that way I want to know what can I do to treat it n heal it asap
#1 - Lourdes - 05/06/2009 - 09:39
I recently suffered a severe ankle sprain. After trying the RICE method with no success I went to my home remedies book. I was reminded there of my grandmother's "cure" I soaked strips of newspaper in vinegar, wrapped those around my ankle and then wrapped all in saran wrap. The next day I was able to bear weight and most of the swelling had gone down.
Good luck.
#2 - renegade - 05/09/2009 - 12:24
My 2 year son fell on the bed while he was playing and now he is in pain and does not move his left hand. I think his wrist has got injured. How can I treat him since this is night here and doctor will be available next day morning.
#3 - MANVENDRA SINGH - 10/05/2009 - 18:29
wrap cloth soaked in vinegar and garlic. wrap a dry bandage around it on top. leave overnight. repeat fr 2-3 days. there should be good relief.
#4 - Rockstar - 08/02/2010 - 14:33
:-(my feet is really hurting and from the left side of the bone and i dont know the cure
#5 - tamana mahmood - 02/04/2011 - 08:46
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