After you’ve suffered a sprained ankle, pain is one of the three most common symptoms you’ll be experiencing. The amount of pain you’ll be subjected to will greatly depend on the severity of your injury. Sprained ankle pain can also have a delayed on-set, which is a form of pain you may feel later on, after a certain period of time.
The type of pain you’re experiencing is classified medically as deep somatic pain. This kind of pain is initiated by a stimulation of the nociceptors in the damaged ligaments within your ankle, which typically causes a dull, throbbing ache that decreases over time.
Ankle sprain pain can also be leftover from an older injury, one that may not have healed or been rehabilitated with the proper recovery method. Whether you have an older injury, or a freshly sprained ankle, following the right techniques and strategies is vitally important.
Initial Treatment: Swelling Reduction
Following the correct schedule is vital when recovering from an ankle sprain. While you may be most frustrated by your pain, it’s extremely important to get your initial swelling controlled and alleviated as soon as possible.
Once the circulation to your ankle improves, fresh blood and nutrients can be carried into the site of your injury, helping to heal and repair the damaged ligaments faster. In turn, this will help dramatically alleviate the pain you’ve been experiencing, as well as the initial swelling.
Proper initial treatment should include resting your ankle as much as possible, as you use a bucket filled with ice and water to soak your injury. In-between icing, you can also use an elastic athletic wrap to compress your ankle. Additionally, keeping it elevated above your heart will also help alleviate pain, and control your initial swelling.
Complete Sprained Ankle Rehabilitation
Now – simply arming yourself with information and not taking action is certainly not the way to recover from your sprained ankle pain – but doesn’t this all sound a little overwhelming? Plus, without the correct plan, technique explanation, and exercise schedule, it can be pretty confusing to try to plan out your recovery on your own.
This is the main reason behind why we came out with our own, at-home, ankle rehabilitation program, which lays out your entire recovery for you. I’ll personally be the one walking you through, step-by-step, and giving you full instructions, explanations, and demonstrations along the way.
By taking a much more proactive approach to your overall recovery, you can dramatically speed up your healing, get rid of your pain faster, and – most importantly – get back to enjoying your life sooner. Missing out on important events or activities because of a lame sprained ankle sure isn’t fun – right?
To learn more about me, your ankle and the ACT rehab program, click here to get started with your free online consultation. When it comes to sprained ankle pain, the most important factor in the length of your recovery time is the rehabilitation program you follow.
Without proper rehab, your ankle could take weeks or even months to heal, and will also be at a much higher risk of future re-injury. You owe it to yourself to recover quickly and easily – get started with your free consultation immediately.