This means of treating sprain, recently revived by Mr. Gerard, is frequently had recourse to by M. Nelaton, the distinguished surgeon of the Clinique Hospital, Paris, with complete success, both in recent and old standing sprains. A case recently presented itself, in which a man sprained his ankle while leaping. Cold water was continuously applied, "but he remained unable to walk for three weeks, when he came under Nelaton'a care. It having been ascertained to be an example of simple sprain, one of the internes slid his fingers under the foot, and having greased the two thumbs, pressed these successively with increasing force over the painful parts, for about a quarter of an hour. The application was repeated several times, and in the course of the day the patient began to walk, and the next day left the hospital. This is a most simple cure for a very frequent accident, and can be applied by the most inexperienced. We would advise those of our readers who may be afflicted witl1 a disruption of any of their ligaments to give it a trial.
This article was originally published with the title "Sprain Cured by Manipulation"