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Using A Compression Wrap For Sprained Ankle
Boldsky | 17th Mar, 2019 09:10 AM

Most of have faced the issue of a sprained ankle at least once in our lifetime. You can get your ankle sprained from rolling, twisting or turning your ankle in an awkward manner. This will cause your ligaments to stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue, resulting in stabilising joints and preventing excessive movement.

Depending on the severity of the sprain, the signs and symptoms vary from pain (especially when you bear weight on the affected foot), tenderness when you touch the ankle, swelling, bruising, restricted range of motion, instability in the ankle and a popping sensation or sound at the time of injury .

When forcefully moved out of its normal position, your ankle gets sprained. It can be caused from a fall that causes your ankle to twist, landing awkwardly on your foot after jumping or pivoting, walking or exercising on an uneven surface, and another person stepping or landing on your foot during a sports activity.

Some of the other causes or risk factors that elevate the chance of sprained ankle are uneven surfaces, poor physical condition, prior ankle injury, sports participation and even wearing improper shoes can lead to it. A sprained ankle may even cause complications such as chronic ankle pain, chronic ankle joint instability and arthritis in the ankle joint .

As aforementioned, treatment of sprained ankle depends on the severity of your injury. However, the most common and effective method used for is the usage of a compression wrap or an elastic bandage. A compression wrap helps in reducing the swelling and providing relief to your ankles. It is inexpensive and is available in every drug store. You can apply the wrap on yourself in the case of a sprained ankle . Read on to learn the step-by-step guide for wrapping the bandage by yourself, helping you be independent!

Step-By-Step Guide For Using A Compression Wrap For Sprained Ankle Step 1: Start at the ball of the foot

Hold one end of the elastic bandage against the ball of your foot, with the tail of the bandage extending past the outside of the foot (and not inside). Keep the tail of the bandage rolled, as it is easier and manageable. For extra support while wrapping, place a gauze pad on either side of the ankle (before wrapping). Horseshoe-shaped padding cut from foam or felt is also used for extra stability .

Step 2: Wrap the top of your foot

Use one hand to hold the end of the bandage against the ball of your foot. Then, bring the bandage over the foot, from outside to inside, and then under the foot for a second wrap. Wrap your foot a total of three times, with each wrap overlapping in half. While tying the loop, maintain the same force or tension as it should not be too tight, but firm. Make sure that each loop of the wrap is lined up evenly, rather than in different directions.

Step 3: Wrap the ankle

After wrapping the top of your foot, bring the bandage over the top of the foot, around the inside of the ankle, behind the ankle to the other side, and back over the instep and under the foot. The elastic bandage should be woven over your ankle and foot so that your heel is exposed.

Step 4: Making the number 8

After the above step, make two more 8s. Each time, it should overlap the bandage by half. Once you are done with making 8s, then the bandage should cover your entire foot and extend up past the ankle. However, smaller feet and legs may not require three full figure 8s with an elastic bandage.

Step 5: Fasten the bandage

Now, stretch the last segment of the bandage (a bit) and use the velcro adhesive or small metal prongs to secure the end of the bandage in place. The wrapping should be devoid of any lumps or bulges and should be comfortable to be worn and used. If the toes on the foot turn white or feel numb or tingly, remove the bandage. It can be worn for a number of hours and during physical activities, or as per the recommendation of the doctor. It should be removed twice a day to allow the ease of blood circulation in your foot.

On A Final Note...

Using a compression bandage helps decrease swelling. With the swelling kept to a minimum, it helps your ankle feel better.

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