Soaking aid for minor sprains and bruises

Soaking Aid for Minor Sprains and Bruises

If you have suffered a minor sprain or bruise and are looking for an effective way to reduce swelling and inflammation, choose to soak the injury in warm water. This has often proven to be a great way to reduce discomfort and help to promote a quicker recovery. However, there are a few steps which should be taken prior to and during the soaking process, in order to ensure the greatest benefit.

Steps to Prepare for Soaking:

  • Gather the needed supplies: warm water, towel, basin or bowl.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Clean the injured area with soap and water.
  • Gently dry the skin with a towel.

Steps to Enhance Soaking:

  • Place a towel in the bottom of the basin or bowl.
  • Fill the basin with warm water.
  • Gently submerge the injured area in the water.
  • Soak for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the injured area from the water, gently dry with a clean towel.
  • Apply an ice pack for 10-20 minutes.*

*By alternating the use of heat and cold to the injured area, the thermotherapy technique can increase blood flow to the area and reduce inflammation.

Soaking an injury in warm water can help to reduce discomfort and jumpstart the healing process. Just remember to take the proper steps prior to and during the soaking process for the best possible results.