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 the same as a break, could be often more painful may possibly take longer to recover. Many people report having foot and ankle pain for times 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 prospects for a second injury. Foot and ankle pain on account of a sprained ankle in order to be treated just as seriously as if from a broken ankle.

So how do you travel about recovering from a sprained ankle. Well, as with most injuries, RICE is recommended, but only for the 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 by how 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 several days it will be easier. Foot and ankle pain is just considered part of the healing process.

But now I in order to take an extra proactive personal preference. Although rest is a healthful part of recovery from your injury, rehabilitation is very important. If you don’t start moving that ankle around, the muscles will become static, lose strength, and yes it will take more time get for you to you old self. I a nurse recommend massaging the ankle (firm but are still not rough), stretching, and small exercises develop up hardiness. Although initially I resisted, thinking end up being only make my foot and ankle pain worse, she finally convinced me and Having been surprised at the amazing results! The idea is that if you don’t push yourself to recover, your ankle uses the easy road to only recover together with a state of just what’s necessary. I mean that if you can walk up a flight ticket of stairs, but you can feel the stress in your ankle, it’s good that you walk up, but wouldn’t it be better if if you can run forward?

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 process.maybe walking to the kitchen, returning to “draw invisible circles” with my big toe, looking at one foot, and other simple but painful exercises. In just a 7-day period I was walking and down stairs with little pain whereas in two weeks time jogging once more. The ankle stayed swollen for a relatively good time however i continued with massages along with the size eventually returned to normalcy. Much faster recover than anything I read online.

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