How to fully recover from a sprained ankle in less than 30 days


Everybody knows how painful a sprained ankle can be. I know. I’ve sprained my ankle once after taking a fall in Fraser’s Hill in 2013. Walking can be very difficult and painful; and whenever pressure is exerted on the foot, it feels like walking on a thousand knives.

I recently visited the WAN SENG Acupuncture Centre in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya again as my niece sprained her ankle. After having a go at home remedies like applying traditional Chinese ointments, the pain, although subsided, did not go away. If pressure is exerted at certain angles, the pain resurfaces.

It is never a good idea to visit Wan Seng Acupuncture on a Saturday. At 10:00 am, the people queueing and waiting for their turn is like hordes of people waiting to enter into a cinema to watch their favourite movie. Yes, people from all walks of like, mainly Chinese; Malays and Indians, and some Caucasians too. These people are mostly in their senior years although you can see middle aged people and some younger ones seeking treatment for sprains.

A senior man seeking to alleviate pains on his chest and back, probably as a result of a fall.
A senior man seeking to alleviate pains on his chest and back, probably as a result of a fall.

The majority of those there are seeking acupuncture treatment. Each acupuncture treatment takes about 20 minutes and costs about RM15. First timers are charged slightly higher because of registration.

However, it is already very affordable by all counts and perhaps that is the reason for the big queue.

Disposable acupuncture needles are used in case you are worried about hygiene. All acupuncture treatments are personally administered by Sifu Ng himself, who is a certified Acupuncturist and Reiki Master. Anyway, the sheer number of people waiting patiently for their turn is already testimony enough for Sifu Ng’s expertise and prowess.

For sprains, dislocations and other body injuries, he charges RM35, inclusive of a quick massage on the affected area, ointment, a herbal patch and some traditional Chinese medicinal capsules (to eat after meals) to relieve swelling and pain.

Consultation:
Mon-Fri :
9:00 am – 12:00 noon, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays :
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sundays:
Closed

Sifu Ng massaging the sprained ankle with traditional Chinese ointment & bandaging using a herbal patch
Sifu Ng massaging the sprained ankle with traditional Chinese ointment & bandaging using a herbal patch

Note: The herbal patch can be reused for maximum 3 times. You may remove it on the 2nd and 3rd day and bandage the affected area again but make sure you put a few drops of any traditional Chinese ointment to moisten the herbal patch to “activate” its efficacy before bandaging.

Wrap a plastic bag around the bandage using rubber bands when having a shower so the bandage doesn’t get wet.

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