Information About Ankle and Foot Pain

Information About Ankle and Foot Pain


     Foot and ankle pain is common in athletes and very potential in other active individuals with high levels of lower body movement such as runners and hikers.  Many foot and ankle injuries occur from a strain or sprain in the area which can commonly occur from ankle twists or rolls. More severe injuries such as broken bones or damaged joints and ligaments can keep athletes out of their sports for weeks and even months depending on the severity of the injury. If it’s an injury from athletics, a fast recovery is usually very important which is why many athletes with ankle and foot injuries of this nature opt into reconstructive surgery as fast as possible. The faster the problem is corrected, the sooner a recovery from surgery can begin.
     While some foot and ankle injuries can be severe enough to undergo surgery or other types of invasive procedures to that area, most ankle and foot pain is simply due to sprains and strains from twists or rolls in the ankle or foot. Sprains and strains in the ankle and foot area are caused by hyperextension of the ligaments in the joints and surrounding area.  When someone rolls or sprains their ankle, the action typically “hyperextends” or overextends the ligaments in the area causing them to overstretch and sometimes even tear. This can be quite uncomfortable, but if proper methods of rehabilitation are applied such as the R.I.C.E. method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) the recovery process can be greatly reduced and improved, getting you back on your feet faster.
     While several sports allow a great potential for these types of injures due to high levels of strain and heavy contact, (such as football, soccer, rugby, etc.) even sports and other activities such as running or hiking can promote the possibility for an ankle injury without the heavy athletic stress and contact. Many runners have ankle and foot problems simply due to chronic issues such as overuse and while a hyperextension can still be common, the amount of wear and tear on the joints and ligaments in the ankle and foot can start to become painful over time simply from overuse.
     Whether the ankle and foot pain comes from an injury that is traumatic in nature or chronic and over time, it can always be helped and reduced. Whether it’s an injury severe in nature, requiring an invasive surgical procedure, or it’s an ankle sprain from tripping and rolling it on a recent hike, it can be corrected and usually healed with products like ice wraps in a matter for time. Just use simple methods for aid and recovery which can dramatically reduce ankle and foot pain and swelling. Also read our other articles about ways to reduce foot and ankle pain, and ways to prevent foot and ankle pain for more information. View our selection of ankle ice wrap and foot ice wrap products!

 


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