Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You might still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully restored. Even though a sprain is not the same as a break, could be often more painful may perhaps take longer to get back. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for months and months 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 should be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.
So how do you go about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, several 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 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 a few days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the healing process.
But now I like to take purifies proactive choice. Although rest is a fit part of recovery through the injury, rehabilitation is also very important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and it also will harder get back to you old self. I a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm rather than rough), stretching, and small exercises to build up strength. Although initially I resisted, thinking might only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Irealised i was surprised at the amazing end results! The idea is whenever you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle will need the easy road to only recover a few state of just what’s desired. I mean that for can walk up a flight of stairs, but you can feel the stress in your ankle, wants that undertake it ! walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if if you can 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 training program.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, looking at one foot, and other simple but painful exercise. In just a weekend I was walking and down stairs with little pain with the two weeks time I was jogging for a second time. The ankle stayed swollen for a long time however i continued with massages and the size eventually returned on track. Much faster recover than anything I read online.
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