It can happen in a split second. One wrong move–despite all the agility your feet normally afford you–and it’s easy to slip, twist, turn or roll your ankle. That sudden force and weight of your body is enough to take a toll on the intricate joints and tendons of the foot and ankle. The best response is quick action to address your injury, and the best way to ensure that is to you know what to do ahead of time. This way you can save yourself unnecessary pain an recover faster!
1. What are the symptoms of an ankle sprain?
You may have a sprained ankle if you notice the following symptoms in the ankle:
- inability to put weight on the affected ankle
- skin discoloration
The ankle can sustain many different types of injuries. It’s important to see your doctor when you’re experiencing problems with your ankle. Your doctor can determine whether the injury is a sprain or something more severe.
What is ankle sprain exactly
So what actually happens when you sprain your ankle? You stretch or tear the ligaments—the bands of tissue that hold your bones together—usually on the outside of the ankle.
The good news is that most sprains are minor and will heal, given time and proper treatment. The bad news is that once you have sprained your ankle, you are prone to more sprains.
Ankle sprains are classified by severity:
- Grade 1 – A mild sprain with no tearing of the ligaments, minor swelling, and some pain while walking.
- Grade 2 – A moderate sprain with partial tearing of the ligaments, noticeable swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.
- Grade 3 – A severe sprain with complete tearing of the ligaments, sharp pain, severe swelling, internal bleeding, and the inability to walk.
Most ankle sprains are minor and clear up through home treatment. But Grade 2 and 3 sprains should be seen and treated by a podiatrist or doctor. Severe swelling or pain can be a sign of internal bleeding, full ligament rupture, or broken or fractured bones.
If you have a Grade 2 or 3 sprain, a doctor or podiatrist should help treat you.
If you have a Grade 1 sprain, start off by following the classic RICE principle:
- Rest: Put your physical activity on hold and keep your weight off the ankle as much as possible. Use crutches to get around if necessary.
- Ice: Ice your ankle for about 20 minutes every few hours for the first few days, tapering down until your symptoms are gone.
- Compression: Wrap your ankle in an elastic bandage to keep down swelling and provide support.
- Elevation: Prop your ankle up on a pillow when you are sitting or lying down.
You can also take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication to help with pain and swelling.
Note that if you don’t treat your ankle sprain properly, not only will you be prone to frequent future sprains but you may also develop a condition called chronic ankle instability. Make sure you get proper medical attention and treatment for your sprain.
First, concentrate on healing the damage so you can get back on your feet. This may take as long as 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the severity of the sprain. Be patient and don’t rush your recovery—returning to activity too soon risks chronic ankle pain, instability, and other problems.
When your ankle no longer hurts and feels as strong as the other ankle, you are ready to resume your normal activities. But even after one sprain, your ankle is now weaker and prone to further sprains, so you’ll want to take some extra preventative measures:
GREAT PROPER FITTING , SUPPORTING, DEPTH FOOTWEAR WILL HELP PREVENT FUTURE ANKLE SPRAINS
HERE’S SOME REASON WHY:
Let this video explain what a therapeutic design or construction is all about dealing with footwear. Therapeutic/Orthotic consider an extra depth construction.
We are a therapeutic line, and the explanation between a conventional comfort line and our’s found in the video below
Ten reasons what makes Therapeutic footwear so much superior to a Comfort Shoe:
1) The strongest mid-support in the shoe business. No bilateral movement view the video above for illustrations and a midsection depth that gives you support and the maximum room in the footwear world. One of many reasons why therapeutic is considered extra depth
2) The strongest heel counter in the business that helps create no bi-lateral movement and the tallest heel counter in the footwear world. A reason whey therapeutic footwear considered extra depth
3) A taller toe box to create more wiggle room and space for your toes a reason why considered an extra depth footwear
4)Extended bottoms to give you the fullest width and support than any other shoe line anywhere
5) A lightweight shoe for less wear and tear on your feet but with all that great added support
6) all removable arch support to put a more advanced support system or a customized inserts
7) Women’s styles having a 3 to 1 combination last for better fit and support for your heel
8) Fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear to create more comfort and room for that maximum support and comfort and a reason why considered extra depth footwear
9) Deeper heel counter to build more balance and support to the heel section of the foot and other reason why consider an extra depth footwear
10) Leather lining that creates more flexibility and breathability to the foot
We have 4A (Slender width for Ladies) 2A (Narrow width for Ladies), B ( Medium width for Ladies and Narrow width for Men), D (Medium width for Men and Wide width for Ladies), 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 9E, 10E, 14E widths in Men’s and Ladies styles
We carry up to 20 in Men’s styles, and 15 in Ladies dealing in lengths
We have 5 to 6 lengths, in selected styles for Men and 4 to 5 in Women’s length
Some additional information and explanation of this type of footwear for all the Ladies out there:
ATTENTION LADIES, HERE IS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR NEEDS:
We have all those wide widths that are needed but with our 32 new styles of women’s footwear that we will be offering a 4A (Slender) 2A (Narrow) B (Medium) D (Wide) 3E Extra Wide) 5E Extra Extra Wide, 7E Full Extra Wide 10E Extra Full Wide, 14E (Superior Extra Wide Width) widths for you ladies- that is unheard that is offered by one website.
Why having this 3 to 1 combination last is so important in creating that perfect fit for all our ladies. What does 3 to 1 combination mean? The heel counter is 3 times narrow than the ball width of the shoe. Okay, big deal? Well, this is a critical factor because a women heel structure is a great deal narrow than a Men’s and if we made all our Ladies footwear as the same last of a Men’s style- the ladies heels would slipping all day long or have a terrible fit!
Having these 1 to 3 Customized Heat Moldable Inserts ( that is Free and remember that the shoe has to have a removable footbed for these inserts to work. Not all AA widths have this, but we’ll state, on our descriptions if you can receive 1 to 3 pair of these inserts FREE- up to a $240.00 value) will make that perfect fit, comfort and support experience out of this world – especially for those NARROW FEET!.
If you know someone (Ladies) that needs sandals, casual footwear, athletic footwear in a 4A (slender width) or AA (Narrow) width- let them know we have then and a great selection as well.
All new Slender (4A) and Narrow (AA) widths for ladies- look out we will have a ton for you to choose. New Dress Boots, up to 14 inches in shaft height, for women, Dress boots and new dress styles for Men as well. All Weather Footwear and Boots for both Men and Women. Some new dressy footwear for Men and women.
All our new and old styles are therapeutic/comfort that has the best fit and support in the shoe world.
It’s nice being called the “King Of Widths”, again 4A to 14E widths, on the internet, and all found at www.dtfootweear.com
Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622
Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.
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