Ankle injuries fall into one of the most common injuries. They occur as a result of twisting the foot. They can occur when walking on uneven surfaces, while running, stumbling, with athletes during the landing on someone else’s foot slipping … Depending on the damage to the ligaments, ankle injury, the parts can be those of the first, second and third degree. Almost every twist is characterized by pain, swelling, reduced mobility and instability of the ankle. In the first stage there is pain, with or without small swelling. Recovery lasts up to 7 days. The second is characterized by a greater degree of injury pain, swelling and reduced mobility. Recovery lasts 2 to 3 weeks. The third stage is accompanied by great pain, great swelling, bruising, and the inability to rely on that leg. Recovery after such violation lasts at least a month.
How to help yourself when you have a sprained ankle/Treatment at home
Treating the sprained ankle rehab program (rest-ice-compression-elevation) is: resting if possible or at least as little movement as you can in the first stage of recovery. Concomitant application of ice on the injured ankle is for 20 minutes and then you should cover the legs with a towel, blanket, and warm up for 40 minutes. Ice should be repeated as often as possible, every 2 to 4 hours for the first 3 days, and subsequently twice a day is sufficient. The application of compression, pressure, which is achieved by placing bandage or bandage, to the existing swelling should spread across the greatest possible surface and further reduce swelling. This method should be used up to 7 days after the injury. Elevation or raising the legs above the heart level is done to prevent an increase in the retention of the swelling. Do this for at least 3 to 4 hours a day.
If this method doesn’t help, you should go to a doctor, but in most cases, treating the ankle sprain with the RICE method does the trick.