Foot Injury: What to do and what not to do.

I’m sure that the vast majority of us have suffered some sort of foot injury at some point in our lives. While for some, the foot injury would have happened during some sporting activity; for others, foot injury is the story of our daily lives. We trip on our way down stairs, skid on water on the bathroom floor, miss a step on the road divider, trip on a discarded toy on the bedroom floor which invariably results in some degree of foot injury: a minor sprain, or something more serious.

Consult a Foot Injury Specialist

It is always advised to consult an orthopaedic specialist and get an X-ray scan done as soon as you get a foot injury. This is done primarily to ascertain the extent and nature of the foot injury. Sometimes, it is only the muscle that has sprained, while other times, it is the bone that has cracked or fractured. The treatment selected is different in each of these different types of foot injury and the orthopaedic doctor (armed with the relevant scan) is the best judge.

Foot Injury First Aid

Most of us are aware that the best thing to do the moment you have a foot injury is to apply an ice pack to the afflicted area. The following are some of first aid tips that you should remember while dealing with foot injury:

1. For the first two days of the foot injury, a certain pattern needs to be followed with regard to the application of ice to the injured foot. Crushed ice or an ice pack should be applied for thirty minutes, followed by a thirty minute rest period for the first two days.

2. It is absolutely important to use ice for the first 48-72 hours of a foot injury because the coldness of the ice encourages the blood vessels to constrict and disrupts the flow of blood to the afflicted area, thereby reducing swelling and bruising.

3. However, one must remember to start on the hot pads or warm compresses after the initial 48 to 72 hours. The same pattern of 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off needs to be followed with the warm pad as well.

4. Just like the ice pack or cold compresses is beneficial in the first 2-3 days, the head pad or warm compresses are beneficial for a couple of days after that. This is because the warm temperatures from the compresses dilate the earlier constricted blood vessels. This increases the flow of blood and lymph fluids to the injured area and helps in healing the foot injury.

Rest Your Foot Injury

One must always remember that rest is the best medicine for a foot injury and you should rest your injured foot as much as you can. While resting, the foot should be kept a little high than the rest of the body. It would be good to place a pillow under the injured foot to avoid the formation of pressure sores during a foot injury.

How to Stop Foot Pain in The Morning

A tell-tale sign of plantar fasciitis, hands-down is foot pain in the morning.

Basically the arch support muscles are still sleeping. So when you put your foot to the floor, your arches are still tight and tense. The exception with plantar fasciitis is that it’s not only stiff but the plantar fascia is also swollen and irritated…a brutal combination to remind you who’s in charge.

Luckily for you, here are some tips on how you can beat foot pain in the morning

How You Can Beat Foot Pain in The Morning

Simply rolling the ankle before your foot hits the floor by rotating your foot will help. It’ll allow the tissues and the plantar fascia to relax a little and come to life.

Alternatively you can apply a little heat to the plantar fascia using a hot water bottle or even a heating blanket. I recommend you apply it for about 3 to 4 minutes as soon as you wake up. It will allow your tissues to relax a little as your muscles start to wake up and come to life.

Alternatively you could call your butler or maid to bring you some ice, but first thing in the morning I would think a hot water bottle or a heating pad would be a little bit more inviting…It’s up to you!

More Resources to Help Stop Your Foot Pain in The Morning

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