Rolling Your Ankle While Running: Tips to Recover Faster

Rolling your ankle when running is undoubtedly a jarring feeling. Even in the case of a minor injury, it will mean having to disrupt your schedule for at least a few days if you’re looking for ways to recover faster so you can get back to it. Whether you’re training or just jogging for fun, we’ll look at what you can do for a rolled ankle in Phoenix, AZ, and what to expect.

What Is a Rolled Ankle?

A rolled ankle is more of a twist in the foot, with the ligaments and tendons being pushed outside their comfort zone. A rolled ankle isn’t like an ankle sprain in that your ligaments and tendons are more impaired than injured. (These terms can be used interchangeably among the public and potentially even in medical settings.)

How Long Does Recovery Take?

It can take as little as a week to recover from a rolled ankle. Most runners are familiar with the RICE acronym (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), and these steps can help speed along the healing process.

The best thing that you can do for it is to keep your weight off it. Bags of ice, wrap bandages, and propping up your foot on a pillow will also aid your ankle while it’s resting. The key is to be consistent with your treatment. Also, try not to overestimate the healing process, no matter how much you want to get back out there and start running again.

Rolled Ankles in Phoenix

At Endurance Rehabilitation, with locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix, you’ll meet a team of physical therapists who can not only help you recover from a rolled ankle faster but they can show you which exercises to do to reduce the odds that will happen again.