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Sprains
What is it?
Injury to a ligament which occurs when a joint is suddenly stretched beyond its normal range of movement. Fibres within the liagment which helps to hold the joint together tear, causing pain and weakness of the joint. The ligament may tear completely, causing the joint to become unstable. A sprain may also cause bleeding into the joint. Symptoms of a sprain include swelling, tenderness and bruising around the joint.
Symptoms:
Swelling, tenderness and bruising around the joint.
Conventional Practice:
Treatment for sprains usually starts with applying ice or a cold compress to the affected area as soon as possible to reduce internal bleeding and inflammation. In severe sprains, the doctor may advise immobilising the joint in a plaster cast. Sprains generally heal more slowly than fractures.
Alternative Treatments:
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