- 1 Top- 10 Home remedies for A.C.L. injury
Top- 10 Home remedies for A.C.L. injury
Following are some of the major home remedies for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (A.C.L. Injury):-
1. Apply an ice pack to the injured area
Put an ice pack on the injured area five to six times daily and icing for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep the knee straight and in line with the chest. If you do not want to keep the ice pack directly on the knee, then keeping the ice in a towel or a clean cloth and placing the ice on the knee can be done. This gives great relief in pain and reduces swelling.
2. Castor Oil Massage
Take castor oil in a cup, heat it, and cool it and when it is lukewarm, keep a pillow under the knee and keep the knee elevated and massage the oil with light hands three to four times daily for two to three minutes. After this, cover with a blanket or apply a heating pad for 30 minutes. This reduces pain, reduces swelling.
3. Use Epsom Salt
Dissolve Epsom salt in a tub of water and keep the knee of the foot immersed for half an hour. After that take bath with cold water. Do this two to three times a day. By doing this, Epsom salt enters the knee and relieves pain and swelling.
4. Take Painkillers
Take pain relievers (such as ibuprofen or joint pain) in case of severe pain. Take this medicine only after eating something. Consumption of this medicine on an empty stomach can cause burning sensations in the stomach and gas.
5. Keep Knees Straight
Keep the knee straight. The force of the body should not be given to the knee. Do not do any movement from the knee (such as walking with emphasis on the foot, playing, etc.).
6. Wear a knee brace and use crutches
Wear a knee brace after consulting a doctor. Slowly raise the knee. Raise the knee as high as you can. The knee will be stronger. Use crutches.
7. Don’t Drink
If you drink alcohol, stop drinking. Do not take bath with hot water. Do not compress the knee with hot water, otherwise, the swelling may increase.
8. Do Leg Strengthening Exercises
Do leg-strengthening exercises after consulting a doctor. Do the exercise two to three times daily. Do not jerk while exercising. Do the exercise slowly. These exercises can be done for three to four weeks. This strengthens the knee.
9. Eat a healthy diet
Minimize the use of sugar and salt. If possible, stop using salt and sugar completely. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (eg- salmon, fish, walnuts, almonds, etc.), foods rich in protein (eg – eggs, sardines, protein powder, etc.), fatty foods (eg – olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) and foods rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and sulfur (eg- carrot, garlic, pineapple, orange, lemon, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, beet, capsicum, etc.) should be consumed regularly. Drink enough water. Don’t drink alcohol at all. This strengthens the bones.
10. Drink Beverages
Mix a glass of pineapple juice, a cup of orange juice, 20 grams of ground almonds, 20 grams of honey, one cup of oatmeal, and 5 grams of ground cinnamon and mix it well and consume it in the morning and evening. This strengthens the bones.
Note- This article is for information purposes only. It should not be taken as medical advice. For your health-related problems, you should definitely consult your doctor.