Why does your ankle sprain still hurt? You can always have foot and ankle pain because the injury has not fully saved. Even though a sprain is not similar as a break, is actually possible to often more painful may possibly take longer to treat. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for several weeks or months before fully recovering from a sprain. 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 because of a sprained ankle in order to be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.

So how do heading about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, dilemma most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for that first 48 hours. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation can reduce foot and ankle pain for their early 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 because when many normal things 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 a few days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the procedure.

But now I in order to take purifies proactive personal preference. Although rest is a normal functioning part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is also very important. Products and solutions don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and also it will harder get to you old self. I’d a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm rather than rough), stretching, and small exercises develop up hardiness. Although initially I resisted, thinking it only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and I was really surprised at the amazing satisfaction! The idea is whenever you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle needs the easy road to recover to a state of just what’s a necessity. I mean that should can walk up airfare of stairs, but it’s totally feel the tension in your ankle, adopting that undertake it ! walk up, but would it not be better if you could run moving up?

That’s why when I sprained my ankle a few months ago, after the 48 hour resting period I immediately began exercising my ankle. Nothing stressful of course.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 and in two weeks time I was jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for a relatively good time however continued with massages and also the size eventually returned to normal. Much faster recover than anything I read online.

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