Sprain: Wrenching or twisting of a joint with partial rupture of its attaching ligaments.
Strain: Over-stretching a muscle.
Invariably, both conditions are trauma-induced. Of the two, the sprain is the more serious. There are three classifications of a sprain:
Grade 1: Mild/minimal sprain with no ligamentous tear. There may be pain, swelling and tenderness.
Grade 2: Moderate sprain with an incomplete or partial rupture of ligaments or tendons. There is marked pain, swelling, bruising, decreased range of motion, and minor instability of the joint.
Grade 3: Joint injury with complete tearing of the associated ligament. Presents as severe pain, swelling, hemorrhage, significant joint instability, and no range of motion.
History of trauma; pain; swelling; tenderness; bruising; decreased joint range of motion; degree of instability
depends on grade.
Suggested Nutritional Supplementation
Acute management (7-10 days)
- HP 16 Traumatic Injury Remedy - 10-15 drops under the tongue 3 times daily on empty stomach.
A high quality, hand-made homeopathic formula designed to support recuperation after traumatic injury.
Restrict caffeine and menthols.
- Protrypsin - 5 caplets 3-4 times daily on empty stomach for 1-2 bottles
Select proteolytic enzymes.
- Kaprex® - 1 softgel twice daily
- Non-responders by day 5 move to 3 softgels daily
- Time to benefit: Immediate to 10 days.
Kaprex is a clinically tested herbal dietary supplement that provides natural joint relief that is easy on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It works by interfering with signals in the body that initiate the production of damaging compounds that cause minor pain and negatively impact cartilage and other joint tissues.
- Inflavonoid Intensive Care - 3-9 tablets daily with meals.
Inflavonoid Intensive Care is expertly formulated to provide relief from minor pain and support healthy joints and muscle
- Injury Rehab Packets - 1-2 packets daily.
Injury Rehab Packets are a unique combination of nutrients which support regeneration and healing of tissues.
- Anti-Inflammatory Diet
- Range of motion exercises for the involved joint, right away
- Strengthening exercises for affected part in beginning of subacute stage
- Ice pack first 24 hours
- Heating compress