Treatment for Ankle Sprain | Wrist Sprain

A sprain is the wrenching of a joint, producing a stretching or laceration of the ligaments.

Water Treatments

  1. Ice pack on the ankle or wrist, 3 times a day immediately after the sprain.
  2. Cold compress on the ankle or wrist for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.
  3. Wrap ankle or wrist with elastic bandage after the ice pack.
  4. Rest the foot or arm for 3 days for severe swelling and pain.
  5. Consult the physician immediately for severe pain and swelling.

Herbal Medications

  1. Sabila leaves poultice (Scientific name: ALoe barbadensis Mill; English: Aloe vera)
    • Pound 2 to 3 fresh leaves. Apply directly as poultice on the ankle or wrist for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Use bandage to hold poultice in place.
  2. Kamantigui stems and leaves poultice (Scientific name: Impatens balsamina L.; English: Touch me not balsam)
    • Pound 2 stems with leaves. Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Use bandage to hold the poultice in place.
  3. Kakawate leaves poultice (Scientific name: Gliridia sepium (Jacg.) Steud.)
    • Crush 1 0 leaves.Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Use bandage to hold the poultice in place.
  4. Mayana leaves poultice (Scientific name: Coeus blumei Benth)
    • Crush 10 leaves.Apply directly as poultice for 10 minutes, 3 times a day.
  5. Kataka-taka leaves poultice (Scientific name: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.; English: Life plant)
    • Crush 10 leaves.Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

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