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

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  National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
  British Chiropractic Association
  Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  General Osteopathic Council
  Arthritic Association
  West London School of Therapeutic Massage
  Arthritis Care
  British Osteopathic Association (BOA)

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