Did you happen to sprain your ankle while working out? While a frustrating setback, with the right approach, you can overcome this injury in a timely manner. Here are some tips to help you recover from your ankle sprain and get back to the gym.
Protect And Elevate
From the moment you get injured, it’s crucial to protect your ankle so that the injury does not get further aggravated. This includes elevating your ankle and keeping weight off of it in order to limit pressure on the area.
Ice The Sprain
Oftentimes, ankle sprains result in inflammation. Not only will ice help to reduce swelling but it will also numb the pain, enabling you to better cope as you take on your day.
An important part of your recovery is to compress your ankle so as to prevent too much fluid from accumulating at one point. Make sure to keep your ankle firmly bandaged, but not too tight that it prevents you from moving freely.