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A sprain is a sudden wrench of a joint causing an injury to a ligament. When the ligaments are twisted, blood vessels usually rupture causing the tissues to bleed. A sprain is caused by overuse or trauma to the ligaments. It can happen in any joint of the body but the most common joints are: fingers, knees, and ankles. Sprains in the neck usually happen after a car accident.

Soak outer leaves of cabbage in hot water and unfold around the area with sprain and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
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  • Take some minerals rich food like banana before going to bed in order to protect yourself from sprains.
  • Drink plenty of water when the sprain comes on, preferably with lemon juice in it. Orange juice is also helpful in maintaining the water content of the body.
  • Avoid tea, coffee and chocolates. Instead, have a cup of warm milk before going to bed.
  • In case of regular sprains, get them checked by the doctor. It is indicative of some circulatory problems in your legs.
Other Remedies
  • Application of cold compresses on the area with a bandage is highly helpful to get relief from pain.
  • Massaging the area with almond oil and garlic oil is very helpful in reducing pain.
  • Soak the sprain area in warm water with some drops of lavender oil.
  • Wrap chopped onions in a muslin cloth and put on the affected area.
  • A hot Epsom salt bath is also helpful for relief from pain.
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