Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You may still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully recovered. Even though a sprain is not similar as a break, could be often more painful may possibly take longer to get back. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for many 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 chance of a second injury. Foot and ankle pain on account of a sprained ankle ought to treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do heading about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, acquiring 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 original 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 several 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 a healthful part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is extremely important. One does 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. Got a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm on the other hand rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up electrical power. Although initially I resisted, thinking end up being only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was surprised in the amazing results! The idea is if you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle uses the easy road to recover several state of just what’s necessary. I mean that for can walk up a flight of stairs, but absolutely feel the worry in your ankle, jeopardize your health . that you are walk up, but would it not be better if fashion run rising?
That’s why when I sprained my ankle several 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, on one foot, and other simple but painful exercise. In just a 7 days I was walking and down stairs with little pain with the two weeks time I became jogging again. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time however continued with massages and the size eventually returned to normalcy. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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