Hi everyone, with the hot summer here, and the need to be bikini body worthy, I see a whole lot more people out running/ doing Yoga and taking more exercise. Along with the summer need to be out and about doing sports, there is also an increased level of strains and sprains coming into Sakura. It is always good to have a few homeopathic remedies on hand, in your Gym bag when undergoing any increased physical activity or endurance sports. I never travel too far without my remedy kit. I really advise everybody who is in to treating themselves naturally to equip themselves with a basic home kit. The sooner an injury is treated, the quicker integrity returns to the affected body area.
What are strains and sprains?
Almost all athletes occasionally overdo physical exercise and get injured. The most common sport injuries are strains and sprains.
A strain happens when a muscle has been stretched too far. You will have a sprain when your ligaments have been overstretched.
The common symptoms of a strain or a sprain are a sudden pain followed by swelling around a joint or a muscle.
The treatment of these injuries depends on their severity. Very often they can be treated at home.
General Home Care
- Rest the injured part, do not re-injure yourself.
- If possible, elevate the injured part.
- For the first 24 to 48 hours apply ice and pressure to the injured area.
After the first 24 to 48 hours apply heat if it feels comfortable.
Homeopathic remedies can significantly speed the healing of strains and sprains and can be used together with the conventional medical care.
Rub Arnica ointment or gel externally in addition to an internal homeopathic remedy.
Rhus Toxicodendron 30C is the most frequently used remedy for strains, sprains, torn ligaments, and tendonitis. Use this remedy when the stiffness is worse during initial motion and gets better as the person continues to move. It works especially well after lifting something heavy or overexertion.
Use Arnica 30C when you have a considerable swelling, bruising, and inflammation. Switch to Rhus Toxicodendron or another remedy after the swelling and bruising has gone.
Consider Bryonia 30C if your pain is worsened by the slightest motion and continued motion only makes it worse. There could be swelling of the injured joint, but it is not as prominent as with Arnica.
Ruta 30C is the best remedy for torn or wrenched tendons or ligaments. Use Ruta after the initial swelling and pain has decreased. Ruta can also be used when Rhus Toxicodendron did not bring a desirable relief.
Ledum 30C is a great remedy for ankle sprains, especially when the injured part feels cold or numb and is better from cold applications.
Take a homeopathic remedy 3 times a day for a couple of days. If you do not experience relief, switch to another remedy.
If you are in pain and cannot find the right homeopathic remedy, this may be time to consult a professional homeopath.
Of course it always best to check in to the ER /When to seek medical advice
- If there is any distortion or deformity of the joint.
- If there is a considerable pain and swelling.
- If you are unable to bear weight on an injured joint because of a feeling of instability or pain.
- If you cannot straighten the joint.
- If the injured part or the limb beyond the injury is cold, blue numb, and cannot be used.
- If a child suffers injury to the wrist after falling on an outstretched hand.
- If your symptoms do not steadily improve
Enjoy the movement of your body. Run, Yoga/ Gym it OUT. Put on your favorite track and DANCE around your kitchen. Your body will thank you for it. Movement creates health, and health is JOY