A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament. Ligaments connect bones to bones at joints. A strain is also a stretch or tear, but it happens in a muscle or a tendon. Tendons link muscles to the bone

A joint sprain is the overstretching or tearing of ligaments. Ligaments are the bands of tissue that connect two bones together in a joint. The most common location for a sprain is the ankle joint.

A joint strain is the overstretching or tearing of muscles or tendons. Tendons are the dense fibrous cords of tissue that connect bones to muscles. The most common locations for a muscle strain are the hamstring muscle and the lower back.

The symptoms of a sprain and a strain are very similar. That’s because the injuries themselves are very similar. It’s no wonder the two conditions are frequently confused.

Common Reasons for Muscle Pulls :

  1. Athletic activities or exercise, including running or jogging
  2. Slipping on wet floors
  3. Long Driving
  4. lifting heavy objects
  5. Overexerting yourself
  6. Sitting or standing in an awkward position
  7. Prolonged repetitive motion

Doctors often diagnose a sprain or strain by excluding other causes for your symptoms. If the X-ray isn’t conclusive ie. does not indicate any fracture or noticeable reason for Pain.  doctor will likely diagnose a sprain or strain.

Ayurveda Treatment:

In the ayurvedic tradition, regular oil massage, or snehana, is revered as a highly effective form of therapy for all sorts of ailments. Massage helps reduce pain because it tames vata and reduces muscle stiffness, increases circulation, mobilizes toxins, and relaxes the body

Ama is a term used in Ayurveda to describe a toxic substance in the body which is the result of weak digestion. Left to circulate in the body, these toxins can wreak havoc and cause all kinds of physical (and mental) disorders.

Vata type ama very likely plays key role in fibromyalgia. 

Ayurveda is available for anyone out there trying to heal their bodyConsulting with an Ayurvedic practitioner can help you make sense of doshas and gunas and abhyanga and some of those other strange words which now seem like old friends to me.

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