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    The other day I twisted my ankle and strained it pretty badly. One of my co-workers told me to eat pineapple to help ease the pain . Well I didn't have any Advil left at home but there was some pineapple in the fridge so I thought why not. It did seem to reduce the pain a little, but not as much as 2 advil would have

    My sprain has pretty much healed, it's a little stiff but not enough to bother me much :) I was just wondering if there are any other home remedies to treat sprains with? With my luck I'm bound to need them

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    The old acronym is "R.I.C.E" which is all stuff you can easily do at home.

    R = Rest
    I = Ice
    C = Compression (ie ACE bandage)
    E = Elevation (ie put your foot up on some pillows)
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    The old acronym is "R.I.C.E" which is all stuff you can easily do at home.

    R = Rest
    I = Ice
    C = Compression (ie ACE bandage)
    E = Elevation (ie put your foot up on some pillows)
    My words exactly!!

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    when someone says to eat Chocolate for sprains I'll go for the home remendies!! Jo:)
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    when someone says to eat Chocolate for sprains I'll go for the home remendies!! Jo:)
    Sounds great to me Jo!! (YUM)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kira View Post
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    The old acronym is "R.I.C.E" which is all stuff you can easily do at home.

    R = Rest
    I = Ice
    C = Compression (ie ACE bandage)
    E = Elevation (ie put your foot up on some pillows)
    This is what I'll be doing over the next couple of days :(
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    Mike, I'm so sorry about your wrist and thumb. It isn't pleasant to sit around with your arm higher than your head and bags of frozen ice in there somewhere.:) My daughter is a PT and that is exactly what she tells me. I want to use heat, but she nags on and on that heat makes it swell more. I guess she is right, but this time of the year the heat feels better.

    Sorry you picked up that cold too. Get well soon, Jo
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    So I took a photo a few minutes ago It looks a thousand times better than it did 3 days ago (couldn't find my camera battery then) and feels fine now. It gets a little sore if I put too much weight on it (getting out of chairs) but nothing I can't handle ;) Click the image for full size.

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    The full size image looks kind of blurry, but from what I can see, you still have a good amount of swelling, along with a bit of subcutaneous bleeding. I'd keep it elevated, iced, and immobilized if possible for a while. No tight bandaging, it will slow circulation that is necessary to reduce swelling.

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    Gosh Mike!! That looks horrible. Maybe you need to have it ex-rayed? I'm glad it is feeling better but I agree with whatever David said. My, you better not do anything with that right hand for a long time.

    OK, I'll stop nagging. Everybody nags at me so I guess I will nag at you....this once :)

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