Ankle Pain Alleviation
Let’s say you leaped to the ground from a substantial height and landed wrong. This will induce ankle pain due to the impact and method of your landing. The reason for your ankle pain would be obvious. But it is not always the case.
What about when your ankle pain can’t be explained away by a mere mishap?
Often times ankle pain and foot pain in general, is caused by pressure on the ankle ligaments from walking and by being overweight.
The ankle supports your entire body weight from the ankle on up. Often times knee pain will accompany the pain you are experiencing from a hurt or stressed ankle.
Another reason for constant pain in your ankle is an old injury being aggravated. Scar tissue and small stress fractures can impede healing, and over time can become more difficult to deal with.
Now that we went over some of the causes of ankle pain, let’s go over some ways to help relieve the actual pain itself.
First off, if you are overweight or obese consult your physician and see if there is an exercise he or she can recommend for you. If you are able to verify that weight loss is a possible remedy for your ankle pain, then adhere to your doctor’s recommendations.
There are two main ligaments that are attached to the ankle itself and are the most commonly injured in regards to the foot. They are the Anterior Talofibular Ligament and the Calcaneofibular Ligament.
The Anterior Talofibular Ligament is located forward of the ankle bone, both interior and exterior ankle. The Calcaneofibular Ligament is located behind the ankle bone, again both interior and exterior ankle.
You can temporarily relieve you heel pain by pressing down on these ligaments with your index finger and thumb. While applying moderate pressure, rotate your ankle and foot. While doing so, see if you can break up any tissue that may be knotted.
Once this is completed, rub the Anterior Talofibular Ligaments from top to bottom with your thumbs. This will not only work the ligaments themselves, but warm them up so they loosen, and get blood flowing to the painful area.
These are just the beginning steps of alleviating your ankle pain. More articles will be coming soon regarding other issues people experience with their ankles. These will include: Ankle swelling, advanced ankle treatment, ankle arthritis, and ankle tendon pain to name a few.