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5 Amazing Home Remedies For Sports Injuries

 Sports Injuries

Injuries can be brought about by accidents which you may suffer on the road, at home or in the ground. Sports injuries are a different kind of injury altogether as these relate mostly to injuries resulting from the practice of or participation in ports. These generally result from the overuse of organs or muscles during a sporting activity. There are various types of sports injuries.

Runners’ knee is a condition where the knee becomes painful due to constant use. Tennis elbow is an injury suffered by tennis players, cricketers etc and here the elbow is at the receiving end owing to its continuous use. Torn hamstring muscle or ligaments of leg are injuries that specifically the athletes suffer from. There may be breakage of bone also. Sports injuries can be of various types.

But, not all of these are serious ones. You can be injured while playing basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball etc. Such injuries are not grievous ones and can be treated at home. In fact, a lot of sports injuries are treatable at home. Even some of the injuries resulting from taking part in cycling, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, ski boarding, skiing etc. can be treated at home. There are a variety of home remedies for sports injuries. Let us explore some of these.

5 Home Remedies For Sports Injuries

Ice

Ice is one of the most important emergency medicines for sports persons. Whether you have a pulled muscle, a rotator cuff injury, a torn hamstring, or an injury resulting in a swelling ice can be comforting for you.

Ice

Ice has the capacity to constrict the blood vessels. This reduces the flow of blood and along with it the flow of pain sensation. However, you can ice the area for a maximum one hour. More than that is not recommended because that can numb the area and prolong the healing time.

Heat

After applying ice for some time the muscles become tensed and sore though the inflammation has died down. Now you should apply heat over the area so that the muscles cam become relaxed. This will help in speeding up the recovery. So use a heating pad repeatedly on the affected muscle. This will help the muscle to relax.

Heat

Turmeric And Slaked Lime

Turmeric has many medicinal qualities. It is anti-inflammatory and antibiotic in nature. On the other hand slaked lime is antiseptic and is able to draw out water from inflammations.

Turmeric

So a combination of turmeric and slaked lime can be very good for strains and even fractures. Use a paste of slaked lime and turmeric to smear on and around the swelling. Do this liberally and regularly. The swelling and pain will come down normally.

Elevation

Elevating the affected organ above the level of the heart can reduce swelling. It has been seen that elevating the affected leg or hand helps in increasing venous return of blood to the circulation in the body. This helps to bring down the swelling. So Elevate the hand or leg for some time to reduce swelling.

Elevation

Compress

Compress the swelling with some elastic band. This will reduce the swelling to some extent. Just keep it so tight as to let the blood circulate. If you find that the area is becoming numb loosen the band.

Compress


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.