[toc]Dislocations is a medical term used when the bone gets displaced from its normal position from the joints. Dislocations can affect any joint of the body like shoulder, hip, finger, knee, ankle and elbow. Dislocations are mainly caused due to extreme pressure applied on the ligaments, which causes the end of bones to separate.
Dislocation of the shoulder joint is the most common type of dislocations. A person suffering from dislocations suffer from extreme pain and swelling of the dislocated area, difficulty in moving the dislocated joint, deformity of the joint, redness or tenderness in the area etc. A dislocation causes immediate immobilization of the joint and is a source of great pain and discomfort for the person.
A dislocation should not be treated lightly and immediate medical attention should be given, as it can even lead to fracture of the dislocated joint. Dislocations of joints are mainly treated by immobilizing the joint so that it is not jostled unnecessarily and by giving painkillers. Below mentioned are some important herbs which help in dealing with dislocations and its symptoms.
8 Important Herbs For Dislocations
Horsetail is one of the most important herbal remedy for treating dislocations and fractures of the bone. Silica is one of the main component of Horsetail, which helps in the absorption of calcium in the body, thereby helping to improve bone health. Horsetail is also very effective in repairing the bony tissues, ligaments and tendons, which become damaged during dislocation of bones.
Horsetail is very effective in curing the problem of decalcification in the body and helps to recover from damage to bones due to trauma, accidents or injury. Horsetail can be consumed internally in form of herbal tea, powder, infusion, extract, capsules etc. Consuming 3 to 4 cups of Horsetail decoction daily, helps in providing great relief from pain due to dislocations.
Arnica is a very important herbal remedy available for various sports injuries, including dislocation of joints. Arnica is especially very effective when applied immediately after the dislocation or injury. It helps in healing the tendons and dislocated tissues by removing the toxic fluid and encouraging the healing platelets to move into that area. It is also very effective in reducing the inflammation of tendons and tissues associated with dislocations.
Arnica is very effective in elevating pain associated with dislocations within a very short duration. It is also very helpful in bringing down swelling of the dislocated area. Arnica can be applied externally in form of herbal oil, creams,ointments etc. Arnica can also be consumed internally in form of homeopathic medicine to help with dislocations and its associated symptoms.
Comfrey has been used since ancient times to treat dislocations and its associated symptoms. Comfrey is rich in components which helps in speeding the healing of the tendons and provides relief from pain. It also helps in reducing the inflammation of the joint tissues caused due to dislocation.
The root and leaves of Comfrey are rich in medicinal properties and are used to provide a cooling and soothing effect to the dislocated area. Comfrey can be applied to the dislocated area in form of ointment, spray, creams, poultice etc. It can also be consumed internally in form of herbal tea brewed using fresh Comfrey leaves.
White Willow has been used traditionally by the Greeks and Roman to treat pain and inflammation, which are the common symptoms of Dislocations of the joints. Salicin is the main component of White Willow, which is similar in action to that of aspirin and is used effectively to reduce pain. The bark of White willow is rich in medicinal properties and is very effective in reducing inflammation of the tissues and tendons caused by dislocations.
White willow bark also helps in providing instant cooling and soothing effect to the dislocated joint area of the body. White willow bark can easily be consumed in form of decoction, herbal tea, extract, capsules, tonics etc., for providing relief if case of dislocated joints.
Thyme is a time-tested herbal remedy for treating pain associated with joint dislocations. Thyme contains chemical components known as carvacrol and thymol, which are rich in antiseptic properties and help the body in fighting against infections of the muscles, tendons and bones. Thyme is also very effective in reducing pain and swelling associated with dislocation of the joints.
Thyme is a popular culinary herb and can be used by addition to food and salads. An herbal tea made using Thyme can be used to was the dislocated area or used as a compress to relieve pain and swelling, which are the common symptoms of dislocations.
Cayenne pepper is yet another very popular herbal remedy which has been used effectively in case of dislocations. Cayenne pepper provides warmth to the muscles and tendons, thereby helping in providing relief against soreness caused due to dislocations.
Cayenne pepper contains salicylic acid, which helps in providing relief against painful muscles and tendons associated with joint dislocations. Cayenne pepper can be consumed internally by addition to food, extract or capsules. It can also be applied topically to the affected area in form of analgesic creams, ointments and gels.
Calendula is a very effective herbal remedy for dislocations and other wounds. Calendula helps in reducing the inflammation of the muscles and tendons caused due to joint dislocations. It is also very beneficial in removing soreness of muscles and pains associated with dislocations.
The flower and oil of Calendula are rich in medicinal properties and is used to provide a cooling and soothing effect to the dislocated joints. Calendula can be applied topically in form of creams, ointment, gels etc. It can also be consumed internally in form of extract, herbal tea, capsules etc.
Turmeric is yet another very useful herbal remedy for treating various types of cuts, wounds, injuries, including dislocations. Curcumin is the main component of Turmeric and helps in reducing inflammation and pain of the muscles and tendons, associated with joint dislocations.
It helps in providing a cooling and soothing effect to the sore muscles of the dislocated joints. Turmeric can be applied externally in form of salves and poultices. It can also be consumed internally in form of powder by adding to food.