Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You may still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully reinstituted. Even though a sprain is not the same as a break, could be often more painful and will definitely take longer to treat. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for several weeks or months before fully recovering from a twist their. 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 chance of a second injury. Foot and ankle pain on account of a sprained ankle should be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do you travel about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, several most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for that first 48 hours. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation can reduce foot and ankle pain for the main 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 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 choice. Although rest is a normal functioning part of recovery on the injury, rehabilitation is extremely important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it will take more time get back to you old self. I a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm rather than rough), stretching, and small exercises generate up motivation. Although initially I resisted, thinking might only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Utilised surprised at the amazing satisfaction! The idea is if you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle will need the easy road to only recover using a state of only what’s a necessity. I mean that an individual can walk up a direct flight ticket of stairs, but it’s totally feel the strain in your ankle, it’s good that you can walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if you could 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 rearfoot. Nothing stressful of process.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 exercise. In just a few days I was walking and down stairs with little pain and in two weeks time I was jogging for a second time. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time but i continued with massages along with the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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