OverNight Ankle Care -The Fast Track to Bouncing Back – Vol. 3

“Wouldn’t it be great if” begins many a thought provoking question that often leads to a spark of innovation, resulting in a new or improved solution to a given need.  With ankle injuries it might read as, wouldn’t it be great if the best immediate treatment for preventing swelling was also the best way to resolve swelling that occurred, even if it was the next daybefore it was applied? In fact, that is the case.  Focal compression from the FirStep™ Fast Ankle Care Kit is not only the most import initial treatment for preventing swelling, but is also the best way to resolve swelling at any point in the injury management cycle.  The “OverNight Ankle Care™ Plan” is both a treatment regime and a commitment to get our product into your hands within 24 hours of purchase.

Keeping it Simple

The initial phase of treating an ankle injury focuses on just one thing, managing swelling.  Nothing is as important. Often these injuries occur in precarious circumstances.  Youngsters participating in activities away from home and parents are most commonly affected.  In general, both the first aid and information the injured party is provided are completely inadequate. So, in order of importance, here are the three things on which to focus over the first 24-48 hours, especially taking advantage of the body’s best re-cooperation time, at rest in bed overnight.

1. Focal compress wrap“Preventing Swelling is Paramount” speaks to this well-proven and most important initial treatment of focal compression.  The FirStep™ Fast Ankle Care Kitis the easiest way to employ this therapy (home-made substitutions are mentioned in Volume 2). Follow the directions provided with the kit. Keep it on for at least 36 hours. It doesn’t get any simpler.

2. Elevate the end of your bed – Place a pillow, suitcase, folded blanket or phone book between the mattress and box spring at the foot of the bed.  This will keep your injured ankle just slightly above the level of your heart as you sleep.  This is much easier, more effective and comfortable than trying to keep your foot nested on a pillow under the sheets.

3. Early non-weight bearing motion – As pain subsides from the injury you’ll greatly benefit from movement in your foot and ankle.  A common description is to write the alphabet with your big toe as the pencil.  It will be best to keep your ankle elevated with your lower leg on the arm of a chair or stool as you write.  Again, the wrap stays in place while this is done.

Complying with these three simple steps will make a huge difference in your recovery.  You’ll be miles ahead in getting on to rehabilitation and back to normal activity.  Proper preparation always improves performance. Every body is human and in need of help. We’ll get you what you need…

The Common Experience of a Learned Man – “Had he only known”

I’m fit and active. In my forty some years of life I had never been injured, then it happened, I rolled my ankle.  This is not an area in which I have been educated. I didn’t know how badly I was hurt or the best thing to do. It didn’t seem to warrant a trip to the Emergency Room, but the next day I called my doctor, as it was swollen and painful. I wasn’t able to get in to see him for an additional two days. I used ice, but seemed to lose ground on managing the swelling, especially in bed overnight.

The diagnosis was a lateral sprain.  I was prescribed a walking boot. I would have been billed over $700, but I got the ok and found the same thing online for about half the price.  The boot was called a “fracture walker”. I found this confusing since I didn’t have a fracture. So, I decided to do some research and what I discovered made me realize what a poor experience I had with the standard health care establishment in trying to gain knowledge and care for this most common of injuries.

The method of treatment recognized as the “Gold Standard” with the Sports Medicine folks for managing pain and swelling is available as a low cost self-care item called the FirStep™ Fast Ankle Care Kit.  The website is theRecoveryZone.com.  There are several instructional videos and published articles done by top sports medicine doctors posted there.  Their “OverNight Ankle Care Plan” instructs you on the essentials for a rapid recovery and overnight shipping is available if ordered by 5pm. What an incredible reduction of cost, hassle and suffering. Had I only known… Nick M. Fort Lauderdale, FL