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 similar as a break, it is often more painful and will definitely take longer to fix. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for several weeks or months before fully recovering from a damage. 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 prospects for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain resulting from 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 your 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 procedure 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 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 a few days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the procedure.
But now I like to take purifies proactive personal preference. Although rest is correct part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is extremely important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it also will harder get for you to you old self. Got a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm on the other hand rough), stretching, and small exercises to up motivation. Although initially I resisted, thinking it would only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was really surprised in the amazing end results! The idea is if you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle needs the easy road to only recover together with a state of only what’s fundamental. I mean that in order to can walk up a flight of stairs, but absolutely feel the worry in your ankle, jeopardize your health . that achievable 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 rearfoot. 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 exercises. In just a 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain at the same time two weeks time I was jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time on the other hand continued with massages and the size eventually returned on track. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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