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 the same as a break, it is often more painful and can take longer to fix. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for several weeks or months before fully recovering from a injury. 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 chance of a second injury. Foot and ankle pain presented by a sprained ankle should be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do heading about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, acquiring most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for the first 48 hours. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation can reduce foot and ankle pain for their early two days as well as prevent swelling and aid in the procedure However after 48 hours RICE loses its effectiveness and your left only with “R” – basically resting till the ankle heals itself. Most people (as I used to), simple judged their healing by how 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 several days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the healing process.
But now I in order to take an extra proactive conclusion. Although rest is a normal functioning part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is extremely important. Your current products don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it also will harder get back to you old self. I had a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm rather than rough), stretching, and small exercises generate up hardiness. Although initially I resisted, thinking it only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Irealised i was surprised in the amazing end results! The idea is whenever you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle needs the easy road to recover several state of just what’s a necessity. I mean that if you can walk up an airplane of stairs, but should feel the tension in your ankle, danger that you can walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if may possibly run rising?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my foot. Nothing stressful of process.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 few days I was walking and down stairs with little pain nicely two weeks time I’m jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for quite some time however continued with massages as well as the size eventually returned on track. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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