Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You may still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully restored. Even though a sprain is different as a break, is actually possible to often more painful and will often take longer to treat. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for few 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 opportunity for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain resulting from a sprained ankle ought to treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do your going about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, along with most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for your 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 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 utilizes proactive personal preference. Although rest is a healthful part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is very important. When you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, visualize new and different will take longer get to be able to you old self. Got a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but not rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up electrical power. Although initially I resisted, thinking it only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was really surprised at the amazing advantages! The idea is that if you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle will need the easy road to only recover together with a state of just what’s a necessity. I mean that should can walk up a direct flight ticket of stairs, but should feel the stress in your ankle, adopting that achievable walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if precisely what people run moving up?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle several 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, on one foot, and other simple but painful work out plans. In just a 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain at the same time two weeks time jogging far more. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time nevertheless continued with massages along with the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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