What is Sprains?

Sprains are stretching injuries of ligaments that connect muscles to bones. Ligaments are connective tissue that holds bones together in the skeleton. Sprain occurs only at joints, where two bones are connected. The severity of the injury may vary from a minor stretching that may soon recover fully to a major tear that makes the bony link unstable. Sprains are classified into 3 categories:

  • Severe
  • Partial
  • Mild

Common Causes of Sprains

  • Running or walking on uneven ground
  • Wearing high-heeled shoes
  • Overstretching of a ligament
  • During a fall
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Accidents

Home Remedies for Sprains

Tips 1:

Chop onions. Wrap in a muslin cloth and place on the sprained area.
Tips 2:

Make a paste of lime leaves and butter. Apply on the affected area.
Tips 3:

Mix 1 tsp almond oil and 1 tsp garlic oil, apply.
Tips 4:

Mix 1 tsp raw lime powder and 1 tsp of honey. Apply on the sprain.
Tips 5:

Warm the outer leaves of a cabbage in hot water and bandage them around the sprain.