Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You might still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully restored. Even though a sprain is different as a break, preserving the earth . often more painful and can take longer to recover. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for months and months 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 you travel about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, along with most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for that first 48 hours. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation can reduce foot and ankle pain for their early 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 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 a more proactive choice. Although rest is a healthful part of recovery through the injury, rehabilitation is also very important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and also it will take longer get to you old self. I’d a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up motivation. Although initially I resisted, thinking always be only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was surprised at the amazing end results! The idea is any time you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle will take the easy road to only recover using a state of just what’s necessary. I mean that should can walk up airfare of stairs, but it’s totally feel the worry in your ankle, wants that you walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if fashion run 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 training program.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, on one foot, and other simple but painful exercise. In just a 7 days I was walking and down stairs with little pain with the two weeks time I was jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time however i continued with massages and also the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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