How To Treat A Sprained Ankle

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					                                     A sprained ankle is an ankle injury
                                     that is quite common and it can
                                     cause a lot of discomfort. It is very
                                     important that this injury is treated
                                     early and properly. This write-up
                                     about treating a sprained ankle will
                                     show you how to quickly recover
                                     from the injury.

                                     Revolutionary treatment for a
sprained ankle

A sprain occurs when a ligament is injured because of a sudden twist of
the foot. An ankle sprain commonly occurs in runners or athletes and it
is actually a soft tissue wound. It occurs when an individual's ankle is
turned over because of an uneven surface or an awkward step which
makes the sole to face inwards, resulting to tearing and stretching of
ligaments around the ankle.
The indications of an ankle sprain depend basically on how severe the
condition is. You may observe bruising and swelling around the part a
day after the injury is sustained. You may not be able to walk with the
affected leg because of the swelling within the ankle. Because the
ligaments have been torn, there may be a slight ankle pain which may
get worse any time you attempt to move affected ankle. However, if the
sprained ankle is treated early, the discomfort and inflammation will
reduce and that will help you to recover quickly.


To lessen the swelling and ankle pain, you can take painkillers which
can easily be purchased over-the-counter. Anti-inflammatory pain drugs
such as Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Acetaminophen etc. are highly
effective in lessening inflammation and pain. Your healthcare
professional may apply a cast on the injured foot to prevent movement
of the ankle.

                                        Therapy That Can Be Done At

                                        One very common method used
                                        for treating a sprained ankle at
                                        home is RICE which stands for
                                        rest, ice, compression plus
elevation. You should get full rest and do not sprain the ankle. You can
reduce the swelling by applying ice pack for fifteen to twenty minutes
many times during the day. Get an ice bandage and wrap it around the
injured ankle and let it get to the region of the calf muscles. This will help
to decrease the swelling and pain you feel at the ankle. If possible the
affected foot should be placed at a raised level. You can achieve this by
placing your foot at a platform that has been elevated or placing a few
pillows beneath the injured ankle while you lie down. This will also help
to decrease the inflammation.


Massaging the sprained ankle has the effect of stopping scar tissues
from forming and it also breaks down any scar tissues that have
developed. Rubbing tenderly over the affected ankle towards the edge of
your foot and making circular motions with your thumb over the affected
part, enhances flow of blood and this can make you get better quickly.

The recovery time for a sprained ankle that is receiving treatment
depends primarily on the therapy provided as well as the way the patient
responds to the therapy. However, it usually takes about two to three
weeks before a patient can overcome the swelling and pain caused by
the sprained ankle. However, if you notice no relief while treating a
sprained ankle, it is best that you consult an orthopaedist who will give
you more details regarding your condition.

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