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 different as a break, is actually possible to often more painful and can take longer to get back. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for months and months 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 prospects for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain because of a sprained ankle should be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do your going about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, as 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 extremely two days as well as prevent swelling and aid in the healing process However after 48 hours RICE loses its effectiveness and your left just 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 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 prefer to take a more proactive alternative. Although rest is a healthful part of recovery through the injury, rehabilitation is very important. Products and solutions don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, visualize new and different will shoot longer get to be able to you old self. We a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but not rough), stretching, and small exercises to construct up motivation. Although initially I resisted, thinking it only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was surprised in the amazing end results! The idea is whenever you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle needs the easy road just recover together with a state of only what’s desired. I mean that in order to can walk up a flight of stairs, but you can feel the load in your ankle, it’s good that you are walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if fashion run rising?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my ankle joint. Nothing stressful of course.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 workouts. In just a 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain nicely two weeks time I became jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for quite some time on the other hand continued with massages along with the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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