Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You might still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully saved. Even though a sprain is different as a break, is actually possible to often more painful and will definitely take longer to fix. 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 potential 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 heading 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 only 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 could 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 healing process.
But now I prefer to take an extra proactive personal preference. Although rest is a healthy part of recovery from any injury, rehabilitation is extremely important. When you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it will take more time get for you to you old self. I a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm on the other hand rough), stretching, and small exercises generate up strength. Although initially I resisted, thinking it would only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Having been surprised at the amazing results! The idea is that if you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle uses the easy road just recover using a state of just what’s a necessity. I mean that an individual can walk up a flight ticket of stairs, but should feel the strain in your ankle, wants that you can walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if may possibly run via a flight?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my ankle joint. Nothing stressful of process.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, located on one foot, and other simple but painful exercise. 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 nevertheless continued with massages and also the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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