Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You can still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully saved. Even though a sprain is not similar as a break, it is often more painful may perhaps take longer to recover. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for times or months before fully recovering from a sprain. 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 prospects for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain caused by a sprained ankle end up being treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do you travel about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, along 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 main two days as well as prevent swelling and aid in the healing process 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 can 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 procedure.
But now I like to take a more proactive personal preference. Although rest is a fit part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is also very important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and yes it will much more get to be able to you old self. We a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises to construct up energy. Although initially I resisted, thinking end up being only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Irealised i was surprised in the amazing last! The idea is in case you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle will take the easy road to recover several state of just what’s compulsory. I mean that in order to can walk up a direct flight ticket of stairs, but you can feel the load in your ankle, wants that achievable walk up, but would it not be better if if you can run up?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle several months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my ankle joint. Nothing stressful of training program.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, standing on one foot, and other simple but painful . In just a 7 days I was walking and down stairs with little pain whereas in two weeks time I became jogging again. The ankle stayed swollen for quite some time on the other hand continued with massages and the size eventually returned on track. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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