Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You should 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 times or months before fully recovering from a twist. 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 presented by a sprained ankle in order to be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do you go about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, as with most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for the 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 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 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 healing process.
But now I prefer to take and then cleans proactive choices. Although rest is a healthful part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is also very important. One does 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. I’d a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm rather than rough), stretching, and small exercises to up strength. Although initially I resisted, thinking might only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was really surprised in the amazing results! The idea is any time you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle needs the easy road to only recover to a state of just what’s desired. I mean that for can walk up a flight ticket of stairs, but absolutely feel the tension in your ankle, jeopardize your health . that you walk up, but would it not be better if you could run moving 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 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 . In just a few days I was walking and down stairs with little pain nicely two weeks time jogging when again. The ankle stayed swollen for quite some time on the other hand continued with massages and also the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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