FAQ - sprains and strains
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For the followinf injurie i neeed to find :
Treatment or management ?
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Every joint, except those of the face and skull, are surrounded by ligaments, which as bands of tough fibrous tissue keep the joints together. Each joint has its own type of sprain - ankle, knee, elbow, etc. but each sprain results from the same thing, sudden shearing force that is too much for the ligaments to cope with. The sign is sudden swelling, the symptom extreme pain and tenderness. Treatment is RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression (like from elastic bandages) and Elevation. Add to this pain medication, as sprains can be very painful.
Also, sprains take time to heal. If not rested properly, they'll never heal. Ankle sprains can be supported and protected by wearing tight lace up boots for six months or so.
Strains are just muscle tears. They can be quite painful, but in general they heal rapidly.  (+ info)

What is the difference between sprains and strains?

What are the differences?

Thank you for your answers!

Sprain affects Ligaments, Strain is Muscles or Tendons

just a quick follow up edit, the two answers below are misguided. regardless of type of injury, or location on body of injury. The only difference in strains and sprains, is what it affects: Ligaments, or muscles and tendons  (+ info)

What herbs are good for healing bruises, sprains, and strains?

Or perhaps herbs that help increase circulation. Can they be applied and wrapped directly on the affected area?

When it comes to wounds, grazes, you need something to constrict blood circulation and not help increase it.

Some herbs usually used for wounds, grazes as an external application are

Agrimonia Eupatoria (Agrimony) is a well-known astringent which helps to tighten and constrict tissues and will therefore help to staunch blood flow and diminish blood loss. In addition, the natural properties of Agrimony will assist with recovery and promote the natural healing process of the cellular tissue.

Witch Hazel has a long history of use among Native Americans and is found in numerous commercial skin care and treatment products. Like Agrimony, the natural astringent properties of Witch Hazel are invaluable in the healing process.

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) According to legend, Yarrow was named after Achilles, the Greek mythical figure, who used it to stop the bleeding wounds of his soldiers.

Calendula officianalis (Marigold) is one of the best and most highly respected herbs in the management of local skin problems. Calendula is an effective first-aid solution for all minor burns and scalds, as well as any skin abrasion. Calendula will also benefit the healing process by stimulating the natural process of healthy skin and tissue regeneration.


For strains & sprains, Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to heal from the inside out – helping to facilitate strengthening of injured ligaments. Arnica is a highly respected ingredient in homeopathic medicine and has powerful anti-inflammatory and tissue healing properties.

Filipendula almaria is another herb that has been used for centuries by herbalists to treat pain with modern research citing this herb as nature’s aspirin! Homeopathic ingredients such as Magnesium phosphoricum and Symphytum officinale can also greatly assist the body in recovering from sports injuries and sprains – with no harsh side effects.

You may get additional info over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/s/sprainsandstrains.htm  (+ info)

What are all the first aid items needed for strains and sprains?

Materials from a typical first aid kit would be quite helpful...

1 A splint from a drug store, but you can use anything rigid, even a thick magazine.
2 Ace (compression) wraps, 3" and 4" ones are best
3 Ice packs
4 tape (athletic, surgical, stretch)  (+ info)

Does Epsom salt really work when your have sprains and strains? Or is it a old wives tale?

it does work. i've used it with a sprained ankle and with the arthritis on my finger on my right hand so yes it does work  (+ info)

Whats the home procedure of treating sprains and strains?

ELEVATION  (+ info)

Does any one know any ways to treat sprains and strains?

RICE -- Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Really, the only way to heal a sprain (which is a stretch or a tear of a ligament), or a strain (which is a pulled muscle) is to rest. Continuing to exercise will only irritate the affected area more, and lengthen the healing time.

Sprains can be very serious injuries, resulting in a complete tear of the ligament. If you continue to have trouble walking or moving the joint, or the swelling has not gone down, see a doctor.

You can also take over the counter anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) to help reduce swelling and control pain. Common ones include ibuprofen and Aleve.

You can help to avoid sprains and strains by stretching thoroughly before and after exercise, and being aware of your body and its limitations.  (+ info)

Has anyone experienced any increase in sports injuries, sprains, strains, and tears after taking creatine

I've been taking creatine for about 4 months and I notice I'm having more strains, sprains and more muscle type injuries when I run, workout, or play sports. Before I started taking creatine I would never get these type of injuries. I can lift more now but at what cost. I plan to leave the creatine alone and see if things get better without it.

Opposite. It seems to loosen you up.   (+ info)

i get sprains, strains, and muscle pain easily...?

im an amateur runner at the moment...
and i used to get alot of sprains, strains, and muscle pain...

to avoid this, i gradually started stretching for 15 minutes before running,,
and did other workouts on my body, especially my leg area to be more stable and stronger,,,, and i take some calcium pills....

but is there any good specific details on what explained that you can reexplain of why i get these muscle and bone problems,,, and how i can avoid them?

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Where can I purchase Canadian Healing Oil, used for the temporary relief of pain arising from strains, sprains

For external use for the temporary relief of pain arising from strains, sprains, bruises, rheumatism, muscular stiffness. Each 100 mL contains: Sulphonated Seal Oil 46.69 mL; Turpentine 51.69 mL; Oil of Tar 1.54 mL; Camphor 0.72 g; Oil of Camphor 0.18 mL; Oil of Thyme 0.02 mL; Thymol 3.12 mg; Creosote 0.05 mL. Made by Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd. 1 Public Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, Guyana. I cannot locate this company anywhere. My husband is Jamaican and has requested I locate this product that he grew up with.

Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd. as you know it, no longer exists. It was known as Booker's Drug Store in the 1920's and was a big hit. It became Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd when it was sold and nationalized in 1976. In December of 1999 GPC was privatized and became known as the NEW GPC INC.

It still manufactures and carries CANADIAN HEALING OIL/CANADIAN OIL in 60ml units. Here is the product listing for it:http://www.newgpc.com/products_information_OTC.html

Here is the Staff Contact Information: http://www.newgpc.com/staff.html

And here is the Home Page: http://www.newgpc.com/index.html

Hope this was what you were looking for. Good Luck and Good Health  (+ info)

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