Sprained ankle or wrist

A sprain is the wrenching of a joint, producing a stretching or laceration of the ligaments.

Water Treatments

1. Ice pack on the ankle or wrist, 3 times a day immediately after the sprain.

2. Cold compress on the ankle or wrist for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

3. Wrap ankle or wrist with elastic bandage after the ice pack.

4. Rest the foot or arm for 3 days for severe swelling and pain.

5. Consult the physician immediately for severe pain and swelling.

Herbal Medications

1. Sabila leaves poultice

ü Pound 2 to 3 fresh leaves.

ü Apply directly as poultice on the ankle or wrist for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Use bandage to hold poultice in place.

2. Kamantigui stems and leaves poultice

ü Pound 2 stems with leaves.

ü Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Use bandage to hold the poultice in place.

3. Kakawate leaves poultice

ü Crush 10 leaves.

ü Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Use the bandage to hold the poultice in place.

  1. Mayana leaves poultice

ü Crush 10 leaves.

ü Apply directly as poultice for 10 minutes, 3 times a day.

  1. Kataka-taka leaves poultice

ü Crush 10 leaves.

ü Apply directly as poultice for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.


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