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How Can Massage Therapy Help Your Sprained Ankle?

November 22, 2017

Wow, everyone, it’s nearly end of November. That means it’s nearly Christmas and the start of Christmas shopping fever.



However, thanks to the cold and wet weather making the floors slippery, you might experience an injury known as a sprained ankle. And an injury to your ankle can make Christmas shopping even more challenging.

Now, you might believe that a sprained ankle is not a big deal, but an injury to your ankle can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort. So today I will be telling you how massage therapy is an ideal sprained ankle treatment.


What is an Ankle Sprain?


What is an ankle sprain? That’s a good question. An ankle sprain is when you hurt the ligaments that surround and connect the leg bones to the feet. An ankle sprain is caused by your foot twisting or rolling in an awkward direction which forces your ankle into an abnormal position. From this injury you might experience the following symptoms: swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain, inability to put weight on the ankle, skin discolouration, and stiffness.



So, what do you do if you have sprained your ankle? Well, firstly you should visit your doctor. The doctor will do tests to confirm the ankle sprain. And once you know you have a sprain, you can find ways to treat the sprain, for example, an massage.


How Can Massage Therapy Help Your Sprained Ankle?


While muscles can be easily healed, tendons, ligaments, and joints can take months and sometimes even years (I know, that’s a long time, right?) to heal. So that means you must seek help and advice for your ankle as soon as possible.

Massage therapy can effectively treat injuries to your ankle, in mild to moderate cases. And there’s more than one type of massage you can try to help treat your sprain