How quickly to cure ankle sprain?

Hello, dear reader of the blog. Whether you thought that foot of the person maintain enormous loadings of all your body, having at the same time rather small size? Imagine the decorative little table standing on pair of thin legs which are coming to an end below with small expansions. And now remember old Soviet school school desks which could not almost be overturned. The body of the person in respect of support is just that decorative little table.

Because of the small surface area of ours and relative fragility of sheaves ankles are quite often sprained by foot because of what sheaves stretch and torn, and at times at all there are changes. About how to treat ankle sprain, we also will talk today.

What is ligaments and what role they carry out?

The ligament is the special body tissue bridging and strengthening joints at the same time without breaking their mobility. Ligaments intensively work not only for experienced athletes, but also for ordinary people in usual life.

All of us go, behind an exception unless handicapped groups of the population. So, we constantly endanger talocrural a ligament. Inconvenient footwear, an uneven or slippery surface, some casual objects on the way – can be also traumatized.

I don’t speak about specific women’s shoes any more – high heels and platforms: in a pursuit of beauty it is easy to receive maintenance in the form of ankle stretching.

First symptoms of stretching of an ankle

Believe me: if you got this trauma, consequences won’t keep themselves waiting. You will at once feel sharp shrill pain in an external side of foot at the basis (where “ossicle” sticks out). Usually the ankle is sprained inside.

After that will begin to step on the injured leg sharply morbidly or it is impossible. And further you look on feelings:

  1. quite tolerant pain (when you, for example, can even smile), absence of a tumor or tumor is insignificant. You have a mild degree of stretching. At the correct leaving in a week completely recover;
  2. pain is quite strong, around it is difficult to push, a tumor noticeable. You have an average degree of stretching. It will be better if at once are able to give you some help (to accompany to the house, to put cold, to take out close footwear). At the correct leaving in about three weeks everything will pass;
  3. pain is very strong, almost intolerable, not to step on an extremity absolutely (the leg “fails”), the huge edema of dark color called by a hematoma, footwear isn’t located on a leg (it needs to be taken out). In this case you have a serious degree of stretching. Special leaving is required, up to hospitalization (a leg it is necessary to keep in horizontal position at least two weeks). Prepare for a semilying way of life. The absolute recovery will come only in one or one and a half months. At the same time it is necessary to be checked in emergency station: whether there is no fracture. Because in this case it can quite take place.

How to treat ankle stretching?

My friends, stretching – business serious. It, of course, without treatment itself will pass. But not early, and late. Also will leave behind a set of unpleasant consequences. And if fracture? Will incorrectly grow together? And unless long time is pleasant to jump to you on one leg? Therefore take legs in hand. In caring hands.

First aid at ankle stretching:

  • try not to step on a sore leg as far as it is possible. Friends are near? Ask that they helped you to reach the house or emergency station;
  • try to apply to a sore leg cold as soon as possible. Ask ice for the waiter if you at restaurant. Apply snow if on the street winter. In gym – the bared metal dumbbell. If nearby a drugstore, buy the cooling package on which rather average blow, and it right there will become incredibly cold.

Care of a sore leg:

  • whenever possible you keep a leg in a horizontal state for outflow of a blood from the struck place. Especially it concerns serious degree of stretching when you just aren’t able to lower a leg down for a long time: the severe squeezing pain will force you as soon as possible a leg to lift;
  • buy ointments and stretchings gels. All of them approximately equally act, and differ only at the price. Ointment/gel it is necessary to process the struck place 2 times a day. It is simple to grease a surface – enough. Long vtiraniye aren’t necessary. Especially as it will be morbid;
  • get an elastic roller or – it is better — a retentive bandage. All this is on sale in a drugstore or orthopedic salon. The matter is that you anyway should move (though on the apartment). Therefore not to strengthen stretching, put on an elastic or a fixative every time when on a sick extremity it is necessary to give a load;
  • at serious degree of stretching when you inevitably have to lie weeks two, ask friends, acquaintances, neighbors, relatives to help you to buy products, to cook food, to pay bills, to take care of children.

When it isn’t sick any more:

  • pain passed, it is possible to go. Don’t make a fatal flaw: don’t start intensive loads or serious trainings at once if you play sports. One awkward movement – and hardly begun to live weak ligament to force you to be treated anew. After total disappearance of pain wait a week more – another before to load themselves as to a trauma;
  • now you are taught by bitter experience therefore be prepared for similar cases in advance. Buy an elastic roller or a fixative, you keep 2-3 stretchings ointments in the first-aid kit, buy the special anti-injuring footwear: for campaigns, for jogs. Be not fond of injury-causing footwear (heels and platforms) needlessly. In shop behind products it is possible to run out also without heels.

Let’s sum up the results

I have tried to give you, dear readers, complete information on how to treat the sprain of the ankle sprain. However, I sincerely wish that in practice you never needed it.

Take care of yourself and do not heroically unnecessarily: stretching ligaments is not the case when you need to bravely clench your teeth and refuse to help.

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Crunch around the joints, why?

Hello, dear readers! Very often I hear a question from the friends and colleagues: why joints in all body crackle? I will try to understand this article, the crunch in joints is regulation or pathology, and also I will teach how to get rid of it. I advise it will be interesting to read up material up to the end and it is very useful.

Physiological and pathological crunch

First you need to figure out when the crunch in the joints is a natural process, and when its presence should alert and become an occasion to turn to a specialist. Basically – this is a physiological phenomenon, which should not cause concern.

All the joints of a man have approximately the same structure. They are formed by 2 or more surfaces of bones that are covered with cartilaginous tissue. Cartilages provide for the sliding of the joint bones during movement. Each joint is covered from above with a membrane, the synovial fluid is a part of it. It performs such important functions:

  • reduces friction force of joints in time the movement;
  • feeds cartilaginous tissue;
  • is lubricant for normal sliding of bones.

Joints in the human body with each other are connected with the help of ligaments. With intensive movement (jogging, jumping), the components of the joints move, they stretch, which can provoke a specific noise – a crunch or screech. It can be of varying degrees of intensity (barely audible or loud enough). Do not be afraid of this. Most often crunch joints in the knees, hands, feet, as well as the neck of the spine, individually or all at once.

This process is influenced by such factors:

  • excess body weight;
  • flat feet;
  • old age;
  • incorrectly picked up footwear;
  • inactive way of life;
  • use of some medicinal preparations (oral contraceptives);
  • physical overworks (at athletes);
  • improper feeding or rigid diet;
  • disturbance of a hormonal background;
  • existence of illnesses which break metabolic processes in an organism.

But it’s worth worrying if such symptoms are added to an unpleasant crunch:

  • painful feelings;
  • puffiness, swelling, reddening;
  • numbness;
  • mobility restriction;
  • progressing of a crunch.

If you notice in your presence the presence of at least one of these phenomena, my advice to you is – run to the doctor urgently! Do not delay, because there is a risk of all kinds of complications.

What are the causes of crunching joints?

As I said before, a crunch in the whole body can have a physiological and pathological character. Physiological causes most often depend on the individual features of the structure of the human body. For example, there may be the following phenomena:

  1. Increased elongation of ligaments. This is a genetic (innate) feature that is characterized by hypermobility – the amplitude of movements is very high. It is inherent in adolescents (especially female) and with age, as a rule, disappears. You do not need to treat it.
  2. Presence of gas bubbles. The liquid that is located around the joint contains, in addition to nutrients, some gases – oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen. During motion, they form bubbles that have the property of bursting and producing characteristic noise.
  3. Increased protein in the synovial fluid. This condition leads to its excessive density, which limits the possibility of synovia to ensure the sliding of the joints. It often provokes a plentiful use of protein products or inflammatory processes.
  4. Excessive physical activity. Constant motor activity contributes to the dissipation of synovial fluid, which is replenished after a while. Therefore, athletes so often there is a crunch in the whole body, which passes by itself after rest.

I highly recommend: do not overdo the power loads. It is necessary to alternate workouts with rest – this will help to maintain health. After all, a physiological crunch can easily become pathological.

Causes of pathological crunch

Sometimes crunching joints can be one of the symptoms of some diseases. Which ones? Now I’ll tell you everything. There are several of them:

  1. Degenerative and dystrophic pathologies. These are all known diseases – osteochondrosis and osteoarthrosis, in which the destruction of cartilaginous tissue and the disappearance of natural lubrication. They are often accompanied by a crunch and pain. This pathology often occurs in advanced years (after 55), but may appear at an earlier age because of an incorrect lifestyle, obesity, lack of mobility, suffered trauma, heavy physical labor, the presence of certain diseases.
  2. Arthritis. It is an inflammation of the joints, which has an infectious, autoimmune or allergic nature. Together with a crunch there are such signs: pains, puffiness, reddening and deformation. All this is accompanied by a violation of the motor function of the body. This pathology can lead to disability.
  3. Salt deposits. This phenomenon accompanies the endocrine system diseases and diseases, which provoke a violation of metabolic processes.

All these pathologies are characterized by the presence of a crunch in the joints. If you notice other symptoms besides yourself, consult your doctor immediately.

Methods of struggle

Of course, in the presence of one of the above pathologies, my advice will not help. It is necessary to find out why joints crunch in the whole body, and only then get rid of this trouble. In the formulation of the correct diagnosis, only an experienced specialist will help you. My recommendations for those who wish to reduce the physiological crunch. So, I advise you to follow such rules:

  • To daily play sports. Moderately, without overloads. Swimming will be ideal.
    To support the weight within norm.
  • It is full to eat, not to use rigid diets. The food has to be healthy and various, vitamin-rich and trace substances.
  • To wear orthopedic shoes.
  • To alternate physical work and rest. To have a rest whenever possible in the fresh air.
  • Not to allow developing of scoliosis. A healthy backbone – it is important for health of all organism.

So, we found out that in most cases the joint crunch should not scare you, because it is a natural process. If other symptoms (especially painful sensations) are added to it – it is necessary to seek medical help from a doctor.

What kind of an animal is this, flatfoot, and how to deal with it?

Good day to you, my dear readers! I’m glad to welcome you again to my blog. Today we will talk about flat feet and methods of treating it at home.

It would seem, well, what’s so terrible is that you have flat feet. Especially for men. Okay girls – they are beautiful creatures and they a priori everything should be fine. But for men, what’s the problem? Wearing socks, shoes comfortable and go.

But, it turns out, everything is not so simple. It turns out that if you have flat feet, then if there is no treatment, problems with the selection of shoes will eventually start, it will be painful to walk for a long time, and the feet will swell very much in the evening: so that you simply can not get into your shoes. Also at night, with flat feet, very often there are cramps in the legs (calf muscles), and can reduce fingers on the foot.

And now think, do you need all this? Even if you do not care about anything now, then very soon you will remember everything that is written above.

Of course, it is necessary to go to the doctor. First, in order that he accurately diagnosed you with a flatfoot, and then the cases are different, and you need to exclude other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Secondly, the doctor needs to go and in order to understand that what he offers, you do not fit. And they often offer the following: acupuncture, rehabilitation on expensive simulators, painful injections of biological preparations. It takes a lot of time, money and energy. To go somewhere after work, to take a round sum for what you basically can do yourself.

So read below the platypodia treatment in adults at home, think and draw conclusions yourself.

Many will say that this is unrealistic. I’m sure that when you finish reading the article, you will fundamentally change your mind about it.

So, let’s begin.

What should I do at home to get rid of flat feet?


Massage is necessary to improve blood circulation in the foot, kneading problem areas and reducing soreness.

If you do not have a loved one nearby, then in the literal sense of the word we take everything in our hands. Stop placed in a horizontal position and secure with four fingers of your hand, with your thumb, starting from the heel and approaching your fingers, you need to press.

Do not immediately press like it’s not your foot in front of you, but your boss, who offends you. Movements should be smooth, pressing at first not strong. And only then, when the foot is warming up, and it will not hurt so much, you can gradually increase the pressure.

You can do without a massage, you ask me? Massage is an integral part of complex treatment, and it is impossible to fully cure flat feet without it.

There is an alternative option for an easy degree of flatfoot. This is a massage mat. You can buy a ready mat in the pharmacy, but you can do it yourself. To do this you will need a hard terry towel and spruce needles. The towel should be spread, leveled, and put on it spruce needles in one row, so that there are no empty spaces. Cover with a second towel, secure on the sides. On such a rug should walk 3-5 minutes every day.


A set of simple exercises is being carried out. The main rule is constancy, i.e. You need to perform them every day, gradually increasing the time of classes.

  1. “I want to be higher”
    Starting position: the feet are parallel to each other, on the width of the shoulders.
    The essence of the exercise: lifting on socks and lowering back. Repeat 20-30 times
  2. Ball
    Starting position: sit on a chair with a back.
    Roll the elastic ball from the fingers to the heel and back. If there is no ball, then you can use a rolling pin. The main thing is that the object is hard and easy to ride. Roll for 10-15 minutes.
  3. “Hands together, legs apart”
    Sit comfortably, stretch your legs forward, resting them on your heels. And at the same time make rotational movements of the feet first inward, then outward. 15 times in both directions.
  4. “To go it is impossible to be lazy”
    In this exercise just it is necessary to go on the apartment barefoot within 30 minutes at first on the external arch of foot, and then on internal.
  5. Rifts
    One of the easiest exercises. It is necessary to stand up, straighten your back, legs are shoulder-width apart. Smoothly roll from heel to toe and back. Repeat 10-15 times.
  6. Morning warm-up
    This exercise can be done when you are only awake, but you do not want to get out of bed yet.
    You just need to squeeze your toes, lock in this position for a few seconds, and unclench them. So 10-15 times.
  7. “Can you take with your feet?”
    The essence of this exercise is that it is necessary to lift various objects (pens, pencils) from the floor with your toes and move them to another place.


In addition to massage and exercises, it is necessary to carry out restorative measures, normalize weight with its excess, so that the pressure on the foot decreases.
The diet includes just the right food:

  • to exclude pastries, fat, sweet;
  • to eat more than vegetables, fruit;
  • for breakfast surely there have to be porridges;
  • in day it is necessary to eat not less than 50 g of protein;
  • food has to be fractional, 5-6 once a day in small amounts.

Footwear with flat feet

It is an integral part of home treatment. Absolutely all shoes should be of high quality, fit you in size, do not reap, do not hang out. It will be necessary to buy orthopedic insoles. It is advisable to make them specially for the impression of your foot.

What should not be done?

  • It is not necessary to jump and run, it not that will not help you, and on the contrary, will slow down process of your recovery.
  • It is also not necessary to hope for bystry result after couple of days of occupations.

Well, if the pain you have will leave at least a week. And as for the result of flatfoot treatment – all of course in different ways, but on average it takes 3 months before the result is noticeable. But believe me, it’s worth it.

Also I would like to recommend you to go swimming and walk more barefoot.
As you can see, flat feet treatment in adults at home is quite realistic. The result is achievable.

After the course of such classes, many notice that pain and discomfort are gone, they can walk as long as they want without fatigue, and at night they finally sleep peacefully, without any cramps.

So do not believe those who say that this is unrealistic. As they say – there would be a desire.

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