The Cause Of Knee Sprains After Swelling After Massage

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Illustration: The Cause Of Knee Sprains After Swelling After Massage

Afternoon DokDok, yesterday my knee was so swollen, is it wrong if it is sorted? Then after that I took herbal medicine for rheumatic pain but instead made me have no appetite, often vomited, even now my body has red spots and itchiness. I think it’s allergic or why?

1 Answer:

Hello, Saharani

Thank you for consulting

Sprains or sprains occur due to injury to ligaments, connective tissue of two or more bones in the joints. From the severity level, sprains consist of mild, moderate and severe sprains. Joint stability and and damage to surrounding tissues are closely related to their severity.

For the treatment of sprains should not be massaged (massasse), because it needs to be ascertained the presence or absence of broken bones. Examination of broken bones must go through X-ray examination. If necessary, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination is performed to identify the joint in detail. Generally massage therapy can actually aggravate tissue damage that occurs.

For home remedies, PRICE principles (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) should be applied.

Protect: Protect the knee or body part that has been sprained
Rest: Rest your knee or injured area for 2-3 days, if necessary use a walking stick
Ice: Swollen or injured knees are immediately compressed with ice cubes that have been wrapped in plastic bags or towels for 15-30 minutes every 2-3 hours for 3 days. The aim is to minimize inflammatory reactions that can cause swelling and pain.
Compression: Sprained knees are wrapped with elastic bandages for up to 2 days after injury, with the aim of reducing swelling. Bandages do not be too tight, so as not to suppress blood flow. The bandage must always be removed before going to sleep.
Elevation: Increase the position of the injured knee, with the aim of reducing swelling.

In addition, patients are advised to avoid HARM (Heat, Alcohol, Running and Massage).

Heat: Avoid bathing with hot water, because this can cause dilation of blood vessels so that it worsens inflammatory reactions
Alcohol: Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
Running: Avoid running for the next 3-4 weeks or more, depending on the severity of the injury
Massage: Avoid massage, because it can worsen the injury. Massage can only be done 3 days after the injury, and even then with gentle massage techniques

In mild sprains are usually not needed medication. But as a pain reliever can be consumed paracetamol. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should not be taken without a doctor's prescription, because of some side effects that can arise, especially injury (ulcers) in the stomach. Even long-term consumption (for example in people with arthritis) can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. As for severe sprains, sometimes a cast is required by the surgeon for approximately 10 days, and sometimes even operative action is required.

For herbal medicine, it should not be consumed, because its effectiveness and safety (safety) generally have not passed the stages of clinical trials like doctor's medicines. Even sometimes there can be disturbances in the stomach in sensitive people, whose symptoms are more or less in line with what you are experiencing. If you experience stomach upset, such as heartburn, bloating, nausea and vomiting, then what you have to do first is to stop taking the herbal medicine. Then, eating patterns need to be changed, try to eat little by little slowly, avoiding spicy and fried foods. Also avoid consumption of carbonated drinks, coffee, tea or alcoholic drinks. Avoid the habit of lying down immediately after eating, instead give a gap of 2-3 hours after eating. Stomach disorders can be overcome by taking antacid drugs taken half an hour before meals

The presence of red spots and itching on the skin seems to lead to allergic reactions that might be triggered due to consuming herbal medicines that have not been tested for their effectiveness and safety. To overcome this, antihistamine chlorpheniramine can be consumed anti-allergic drugs.

Thus information from me, hopefully can be useful.


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