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NUTRITIONAL HEALING FOR MUSCLE SPRAIN AND STRAIN
(AND OTHER INJURIES OF THE MUSCLES AND JOINTS)
MUSCLE STRAIN - happens when a muscle or a tendon is stretched or
stressed beyond its capability. It is also happens when a muscle is overused
for long periods without rest causing spasms and or tighten up instead of
relaxing.
INJURY ON THE MUSCLE OR BAND OF TISSUE THAT CONNECTS MUSCLE
TO BONE
s/s: localized pain and/or tenderness, muscle weakness, swelling, spasms,
pain when muscle is at rest, limited motion
MUSCLE SPRAIN happens when a ligament (tissues that connect bones to
muscles) is stretched excessively causing a tear. It can be caused by a
sudden twisting or any unexpected sudden movement or even from a hard
fall.
INJURY ON THE BANDS OF TISSUE THAT CONNECTS TWO BONES
TOGETHER
Most often sprained: ankle, back, finger, knee and wrist
s/s: brief sharp pain followed by rapid swelling, limited motion
INITIAL TREATMENT (Applicable to both)
R est (immobilize)
I ce (apply for no longer than 20 minutes, every 4 hours for 1-2 days)
C ompression (support with splint/elastic bandage)
E levation (raise affected area above heart level)
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NUTRIENTS
SUPPLEMENT
SUGGESTED DOSE
COMMENTS
CHONDROITIN SULFATE
500-1,000 mg daily
Strengthens joints,
ligaments and tendons
GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE
As directed on label
Supports formation of
bones, tendons,
ligaments, cartilage and
synovial fluid
METHYLSULFONYL- METHONE
500-1,000mg
3 times daily
Needed for reducing
pain, inflammation and
tissue repair
CALCIUM ( Chelate and
Gluconate)
MAGNESIUM
1,500-2,000MG daily
750-1,000mg daily
Repair of connective
tissue
For skeletal muscle
MULTIVITAMINS and
MINERALS
As directed on label
Promotes good health,
nutritional balance and
tissue repair
CURCUMIN
600mg, 3 times daily
Reduces inflammation
VITAMIN B- COMPLEX
100mg of each major B
vitamin daily
Essential for stressful
situation
CONSIDERATIONS:
If there is significant swelling, popping sound or the injured area becomes
painful, seek medical professional for further evaluation and treatment.

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