Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You may still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully saved. Even though a sprain is not similar as a break, preserving the earth . often more painful and can take longer to rebuild themselves. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for few weeks or months before fully recovering from a twist. Although we can go about out daily routines; going to work, shopping, cooking etc, many times because the ankle has not fully recovered (shown by tenderness or swollenness) it leaves a larger percentage potential for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain because of a sprained ankle ought to treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do you travel about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, as with most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for the first 48 hours. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation can reduce foot and ankle pain for the first two days as well as prevent swelling and aid in the healing process However after 48 hours RICE loses its effectiveness and your left simply with “R” – basically resting till the ankle heals itself. Most people (as I used to), simple judged their healing because when many normal things they might do. Yesterday they couldn’t go to work, today they could. Today it took you a while to walk up the stairs,, maybe in a few days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the procedure.
But now I prefer to take an extra proactive choice. Although rest is a healthy part of recovery on the injury, rehabilitation is very important. One does don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it also will harder get in order to you old self. Got a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises to construct up hardiness. Although initially I resisted, thinking always be only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was surprised in the amazing results! The idea is in case you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle will take the easy road to only recover using a state of only what’s desired. I mean that if you can walk up an airplane of stairs, but should feel the stress in your ankle, jeopardize your health . that you can walk up, but would it not be better if fashion run up?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my ankle. Nothing stressful of instruction.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, on one foot, and other simple but painful work out plans. In just a weekend I was walking and down stairs with little pain with the two weeks time jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time on the other hand continued with massages and the size eventually returned to normalcy. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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