Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You may still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully restored. Even though a sprain is not the same as a break, this often more painful and will definitely take longer to rebuild themselves. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for few weeks 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 opportunity for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain presented by a sprained ankle always be 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 original 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 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 in order to take an extra proactive choices. Although rest is a healthful part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is also very important. Your current products don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and also it will shoot longer get for you to you old self. I had a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but not rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up strength. Although initially I resisted, thinking it would only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Utilised surprised in the amazing results! The idea is if you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle uses the easy road to only recover to a state of only what’s fundamental. I mean that should can walk up airfare of stairs, but it’s totally feel the tension in your ankle, it’s good that you are walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if you could 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 foot. Nothing stressful of course.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 Acquired jogging for a second time. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time nevertheless continued with massages as well as the size eventually returned to normalcy. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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