Why does your ankle sprain 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 will definitely take longer to rebuild themselves. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for many 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 potential for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain because of 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, several 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 procedure 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 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 healing process.
But now I prefer to take and then cleans proactive conclusion. Although rest is a normal functioning 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, visualize new and different will harder get to be able to you old self. I a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but not rough), stretching, and small exercises to construct up strength. Although initially I resisted, thinking end up being only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Having been surprised in the amazing satisfaction! The idea is any time you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle needs the easy road to recover together with a state of just what’s desired. I mean that should can walk up a flight ticket of stairs, but absolutely feel the tension in your ankle, wants that you walk up, but would it not be better if fashion 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 rearfoot. Nothing stressful of instruction.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, due to being on one foot, and other simple but painful exercises. In just a 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain with the two weeks time jogging again. The ankle stayed swollen for quite some time nevertheless continued with massages as well as the size eventually returned on track. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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