Rest is the best measure. This gives the ankle time to heal. Icing and massage are also good remedies. Then as pain decrease slightly exercise the ankle with light and easy stretching motions.
Yes it can. Ankle sprains are very common in runners. I would suggest running with an ankle brace on and alternating walking and running in your exercise routine.
Wearing the proper track shoes will help prevent an ankle injury. These shoes are made with a wide and supportive sole so that you gain proper footing while running. They also provide a modest support for the ankle.
You are right, it seems that the most common injury is ankle sprains, but along with the ankle, others include torn ACLs, pulled hamstrings, shin splints, or knee injuries.
A typical ankle sprain can take 1-2 weeks for recovery. Depending on the severity of the injury, an ankle injury can take up to 12 weeks to heal. It is recommended to keep the ankle elevated, iced, and keep your weight of the injured ankle.
Treatment for an ankle injury will depend on what the injury is and how severe it is. If it is a simple sprain, ice on the swelling can cause some relief. You can also take some anti-inflammatories for the pain and swelling. If it persists you should see your doctor.
Since you got an injury before, now you know what to avoid when running. The injuries usually come from the quick turns that you take. Try to make less or easier turns.
No, an injury to the lateral side of your ankle may involve the fibula. An injury to the ankle on the medial side may involve the tibia.
There is no difference. A sprained ankle can also be known as an ankle sprain, twisted ankle, rolled ankle, ankle ligament injury, or ankle injury. It's when one or more ligaments are torn or partially torn where they are connected to your ankle bone.
A skeletal bone injury.
An ankle sprain
It depends on how badly your ankle is sprained.
Honey, Im not your doctor!