Following a sprained ankle, it’s quite common to experience bruising in and around the most injured area of your ankle. You may also notice the bruises moving around as you begin to recover. This is a natural process your body goes through, as the bruising stops, and starts to be filtered by your liver and kidneys.
What is Bruising?
Bruising is essentially a form of internal bleeding, caused by some sort of trauma. In your case, if you’ve suffered a recent ankle sprain, the bruising is most likely due to your weight coming down on your ankle, someone landing awkwardly on you, or another similar scenario that ended up causing damage to the ligaments in your ankle.
A bruise, likewise referred to as a contusion, is essentially when blood seeps out of your capillaries, or blood vessels. The blood then gets trapped in the surrounding interstitial tissues, causing discoloration. If your skin were to break during the same period of time, the bruising would then be referred to as bleeding.
Bruises also tend to discolor the appearance of your skin, and change color as our body works to remove them from the surrounding interstitial tissues. From black to greenish, blue to purple, bruises can take on some unique colors.
Is Bruising Dangerous?
In most circumstances, bruising is a natural process our body goes through when it’s subjected to some sort of trauma – in this case, a sprained ankle. By itself, bruising is not ordinarily dangerous.
Unless you have an underlying medical condition or disorder that would complicate your recovery process, the body typically does a nice job of filtering and processing this form of internal bleeding.
While the bruising may be more cosmetic than anything else, you’re more than likely still facing the other two most common symptoms of a sprained ankle: swelling and pain. While the swelling is another, natural, necessary process, the faster you can remove the excess fluid, the faster you can get back to your life and not be burdened by limited mobility.
Beyond Bruising: Proper Ankle Treatment
We’ve spent hundreds of hours, planning and organizing the most effective treatment plan for any individual to recover from an ankle sprain as safely and quickly as possible. By incorporating progressive strength training movements, you can also dramatically prevent future injury, too.
The ACT rehab program allows you to get started with your recovery instantly, through videos that are delivered to you online. Instead of waiting around and only icing, ACT takes a much more proactive, orchestrated approach, while incorporating three different stages of recovery, designed to give you the fastest results possible.
These three stages include initial treatment, swelling reduction, and re-strengthening, a vital part of a quick, full recovery. Each phase is organized into a progressive set of techniques, exercises, and movements, which walk you through each portion of your recovery, step-by-step.
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Article Added: 6/21/2011, Revised: 1/6/2012