Why does your sprained ankle 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 and can take longer to get back. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for several weeks 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 chance for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain resulting from a sprained ankle end up being treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do heading about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, as with 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 procedure However after 48 hours RICE loses its effectiveness and your left simply 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 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 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 choices. Although rest is correct part of recovery from any injury, rehabilitation is very important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it also will shoot longer get for you to you old self. I’d a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm on the other hand rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up motivation. Although initially I resisted, thinking it only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Irealised i was surprised in the amazing advantages! The idea is any time you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle will take the easy road just recover a few state of just what’s desired. I mean that if you can walk up a flight ticket of stairs, but may refine feel the stress in your ankle, wants that you can walk up, but would it not be better if you could run forward?
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 instruction.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, looking at one foot, and other simple but painful work out plans. In just a few days I was walking and down stairs with little pain at the same time two weeks time I’m jogging when again. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time but i continued with massages and the size eventually returned on track. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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