Treating tips for severe ankle sprain

Ankle sprain occurs mainly when one or both the ligaments connecting the bones in the ankle joint get stretched or wrenched and eventually tear off.

You can use the following natural cures for treating severe ankle pain:

  • Boswellia is a natural herb that is beneficial for reducing inflammation.
  • Herbs like fenugreek and flaxseed can be used in combination with slippery elm bark to prepare poultice for reducing swelling.
  • Ginger with its antioxidant properties is used for reducing inflammation.
  • Goldenseal poultice is good for relieving pain and reducing swelling.
  • Prepare a paste of turmeric powder with warm water and place it on the affected area.
  • Mustard poultice also works wonder for educing swelling and relaxing tensed muscles.
  • Immediately after the injury, raise your ankle and apply ice for nearly about 20 minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fresh fruit juices.
  • Aromatherapy can also prove beneficial for relieving pain.
  • Cold compress formulated with essential oils is helpful in reducing inflammation.
  • Herbs such as chamomile, camphor, rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender are good for curing sprain.
  • Clay poultices are also beneficial for treating ankle sprain.
  • Homeopathic medicines can be used to ease discomfort caused by sprain.
  • Drink green tea or nettle leaf tea as these have anti-inflammatory properties.

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