Muscle strain & inflammation
An injury to a ligament caused by fibre tears constitutes a sprain. This can be a partial tear, or be completely torn. The most common sprains include that of the knees, ankles and wrists. Usually, a sprain, also known as a torn ligament, is caused when a joint is taken beyond its functional range of motion.
HOW HERBAL ICEMAN CAN HELP SPRAINS
Herbal Iceman is considered the best anti-inflammatory gel, which is packed with soothing ingredients to give your body an instant boost post-workout. The muscle sprain pain remedy offers the healing properties of Arnica and Echinacea to relieve aches and pains when applied topically. Simply massage the anti-inflammatory gel onto the sprained region and experience quick relief of muscular and joint pain. The next time you are off to the sports field, cycle track or gym, make sure you use Herbal Iceman after your workout, to help your sore muscles recover quicker from any exertion, aches and sprains. Our effective anti-inflammatory gel allows you to continue toning that fabulous shape and remain active. Soft-tissue injuries such as sprains can be categorised into two: acute injuries and overuse injuries. The former is caused by a sudden trauma such as a fall, while the latter occurs overtime as in the case of athletic injuries.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPRAINS
Sprains can be minor or major, with healing lasting from a couple of days to weeks or even surgery.
The major signs and symptoms include:
- Restricted ability to move the limb
- Popping sound in the case of a ligament rupture
- Difficulty in using the affected ligament
CLASSIFICATION OF SPRAINS
Sprains can be minor or major, depending on the damage caused to the ligament. However, there are three broad categories that classify sprains based on the severity. These include:
- Grade 1 sprain (mild): Slight stretching and some damage to the fibres (fibrils) of the ligament
- Grade 2 sprain (moderate): Partial tearing of the ligament. There is abnormal looseness (laxity) in the joint when it is moved in certain ways
- Grade 3 sprain (severe): Complete tear of the ligament. This causes significant instability and makes the joint non-functional
PREVENTION OF SPRAINS
Even though sprains can occur sporadically, there are a few preventive measures one can take to avoid these painful conditions:
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