see also Sprains & Strains
Partial or complete rupture of ligaments which hold joints together; most vulnerable joints are ankles, wrists, knees and fingers. A mild sprain causes some pain and swelling, but joint remains functional; rest, a support bandage, ice packs to reduce swelling, and then very careful resumption of use is all that is required. A severe sprain, in which most of the ligaments around a joint are torn, may be mistaken for a Fracture; joint quickly swells, stiffens, and becomes too painful to move, and may need to be immobilized in plaster for several weeks; very badly torn ligaments may need to be repaired surgically; in either case, physiotherapy will be necessary to restore range of movement.
Specific remedy to be taken every 12 hours for up to 1 week
- Recurrent sprained ankle Natrum carb. 30c