Home Massage for Sprain of Ankle Joint

When the metatarsus is flexed, the posterior portion of talus enters the ankle joint, getting it in an unsteady state. At this time, if the foot turns inward or outward suddenly, a strong stress will be given to either the lateral collateral ligament of ankle or the medial collateral ligament of ankle, causing sprain of the ankle joint.

Clinical manifestations: evident swelling and pain in the ankle which becomes too serious when the patient stands with the foot, tenderness in the anteroinferior of both the medial and lateral malleolus with purple skin.

Therapeutic Method: promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis, relieving swelling and alleviating pain.

Manipulation: you need ask your family member or friend to help you. (they would be the “operator” below).
You should take the supine position, and the operator massages the points—Zusanli (ST 36), Taixi (KI 3), Kunlun (BL 60), Qiuxu (GB 40), Xuanzhong (GB 39), JIexi (ST 41), Taichong (LR 3) for 3-5 minutes. Then, the operator should press with the thumb from the above to the below over the shank and around the ankle joint, and this could promote blood circulation remove blood stasis, relieve swelling and alleviate pain.

Treatment is given once daily; 3 times of treatment make 1 course of treatment.


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