Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You can always have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully brought back. Even though a sprain is not similar as a break, it is often more painful and can take longer to rebuild themselves. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for several 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 opportunity for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain caused 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 that 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 healing process 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 by how 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 a few days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the procedure.
But now I prefer to take and then cleans proactive conclusion. Although rest is a fit part of recovery through the injury, rehabilitation is very important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and also it will take longer get for you to you old self. I had a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up motivation. Although initially I resisted, thinking it would only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was really surprised at the amazing last! The idea is if you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle will need the easy road to only recover together with a state of only what’s desired. I mean that an individual can walk up a flight of stairs, but you can feel the load in your ankle, danger that achievable walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if if you can run moving up?
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 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 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain and in two weeks time I was jogging once more. 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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