Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You might still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully brought back. Even though a sprain is different as a break, it is often more painful and can take longer to rebuild themselves. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for times or months before fully recovering from a sprain. 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 for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain on account of a sprained ankle end up being treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do you go about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, dilemma 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 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 they might 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 like to take an extra proactive personal preference. Although rest is correct part of recovery from the injury, rehabilitation is also very important. One does don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and also it will shoot longer get in order to you old self. Got a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises develop up energy. Although initially I resisted, thinking might only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was surprised in the amazing last! The idea is whenever you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle might take the easy road to recover a few state of just what’s a necessity. I mean that for can walk up an airplane of stairs, but may refine feel the tension in your ankle, it’s good that you can walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if if you can run up?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my leg. Nothing stressful of instruction.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 weekend I was walking and down stairs with little pain and in two weeks time I’m jogging when again. The ankle stayed swollen for quite some time however continued with massages along with the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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