Why does your sprained ankle still hurt? You should still have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully reinstituted. Even though a sprain is not similar as a break, it is often more painful may possibly 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 opportunity for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain presented by a sprained ankle ought to treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.

So how do you travel about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, dilemma most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for your 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 procedure 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 might 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 prefer to take purifies proactive choices. Although rest is correct part of recovery from any injury, rehabilitation is also very important. Your current products don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and also it will much more get to be able to you old self. I had a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises develop up energy. Although initially I resisted, thinking always be only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Having been surprised in the amazing satisfaction! The idea is any time you don’t push you to ultimately recover, your ankle needs the easy road to recover to a state of only what’s necessary. I mean that if you can walk up a direct flight ticket of stairs, but absolutely feel the worry in your ankle, adopting that undertake it ! walk up, but would it not be better if you could run up?

That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my rearfoot. Nothing stressful of process.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, located on one foot, and other simple but painful exercise. In just a 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain with the two weeks time I’m jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for a relatively good time but i continued with massages as well as the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.

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