All of the homeopathic remedies can play a first aid role during injuries, aside from this therapeutic role, these homeopathic remedies can also be used in a preventive role to alleviate the aches and pains experienced during or following heavy physical exertion. The advice of a professional medical doctor must be sought immediately if the injury is serious or where the painful sensations produced are extreme.
Arnica montana is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals suffering from sports related injuries such as bruising and shock, soreness and tissue damage of any kind. The rate of healing is promoted by the remedy, and restoration of health is quickened and efficient, the pain and inflammation are reduced very quickly, such results from this homeopathic medication can be expected if the substance is consumed not long a time after the occurrence of the injury. Exposure to heat and being touched can aggravate the condition of the patient, worsening the symptoms present because of the injury. Arnica can be used as an initial homeopathic remedy quickly followed by some other substance in cases of sprains or deeper injuries, and all those types of injuries that require medication and care for long time periods running into months and week at a stretch. In order to avoid the development of soreness in the body following heavy physical exertion, a "preventive" use of Arnica is made by some athletes; they consume arnica before every bout of heavy physical activity. Aches and sore muscles can be treated topically using gels and ointments made from the herbal form of Arnica, or alternately through the use of dilute forms of Arnica. The presence of any of the conditions in the patient calls for the utilization of Arnica as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of sports related injuries.
Bellis is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals suffering from sports related injuries that occur if the person falls or is involved in collisions; it can also be used to treat injuries resulting from twisting or wrenching motions that take place while participating in active sports and strenuous activity of any kind. The use of this remedy is effective, in particular when the abdomen, the trunk, the pelvis and the deeper areas of the body are affected by bruises. Injuries such as sprains, or strains and bruises can also be treated using Bellis perennis especially when Arnica has not proved effective in alleviating the condition. The condition of such patients often worsens when wet applications are used on the affected areas of the body; the condition is also aggravated from being soaked in water. Any of these conditions calls for the use of Bellis as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the sports related injury.
Hypericum is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of sports related injuries in particular those which occur in the nerve-rich parts of the body, these can include areas of the body such as the fingertips and the toes; these also include injuries from a blow to the back, the injuries can also result from a fall on the tailbone or coccyx. An added physical symptom is the development muscular cramping and shooting pains in the area around the injured region. All these conditions arising as a result of sports related injuries can be treated with Hypericum as the homeopathic remedy.
Ledum is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals suffering from sports related injuries which can include all sorts of sprains and other injuries accompanied by pain and inflammation leading to puffy swelling of the affected area; such painful regions of the body are often relieved using ice, cold soaks and cold applications as a topical measure. Ledum is also used to treat swelling of the ankles particularly if these have been injured in the past and are acting up because of over exertion. All these physical conditions can be treated using Ledum as a homeopathic remedy.
Rhus tox. is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals afflicted with sports related injuries, the remedy can also be used for the refreshing of muscles and joints especially after some extreme or strenuous activity. Some typical physical symptoms that can tell one about the need for the use of Rhus tox. is that such patients often complain of extreme stiffness and pain when starting to move, as motion continues these sensations ease off and disappear. These sensations can also be alleviated through the topical use of warm applications and hot baths or showers, pain can be eased through hot compresses and by massaging. The use of this homeopathic remedy in particularly to be carried out after an initial acute phase has been passed, when the swelling and the inflammation have eased off, use Rhus tox. in the later stages and as a long term medications. The presence of one or more of these conditions following a sports related injury calls for the use of Rhus tox. as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the afflicted individual.
Ruta is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals afflicted with sports related injuries, and in those painful conditions that arise in the muscles of the body because of overuse of muscles and tendons producing stiffness and inflammation. This homeopathic treatment can also be used to effectively treat all ailments and conditions that involve injuries to the tendons and the ligaments, and also to damages sustained by the periosteum, which is the tissue that covers the bones all over the body. Ruta can be used for all injuries affecting parts of the body such as the elbows and the wrists, and areas like the knees, this remedy can treat them or alleviate the pain if these areas feel sore or are stiff; the remedy is effective especially when the affected region of the body has been taking too long to recover. Ruta as a homeopathic remedy can also be used against all forms of conditions sustained due to repeatedly injuring the same part of the body or when the injury is due to an over exertion or overuse of the body part, it can also be used where such factors have led to a thickening or even the formation of hardened growths on the connective tissues. The presence of one or more of these conditions or symptoms calls for the immediate utilization of Ruta as a homeopathic remedy in the treatment of the injured person.