Easy Home Remedies for Ankle Pain
Houston is swinging into summer with a fantastic event coming up May 24, 2014the Carnival Houston. This exciting day will celebrate the music, food and costumes from the Caribbean, Brazil, and New Orleans. Get your feet ready to samba and join in on the fun! If you are going to miss out on an event such as this because of ankle pain, we have some home remedies to help you get back in action.
First of all, if you are having severe ankle pain that is not improving, wed like you to skip these home methods and call Houston Foot Specialists for treatment. If there is a serious underlying injury, delaying treatment could cause further complications. For a minor ankle sprain, or injury that has left you with some discomfort and swelling, start out with the RICE treatment plan. You want to rest your foot and avoid activities that caused your symptoms. Second, ice the area with an ice pack or in a slushy footbath for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours. This really helps reduce pain and swelling. Try lightly compressing your ankle with an elastic bandage and then elevate it above your heart when possible. Massaging a warm mixture made of three tablespoons each of coconut and garlic oil can also reduce pain and inflammation. Stretching and range of motion exercises can help keep tendons and ligaments flexible and strengthen your ankle to prevent future injury.
Again, if your pain is severe, or if your symptoms do not improve after trying these home remedy tips, then it is important to find out the source of your pain and the severity of the damage. Dont ignore persistent pain, as it could leave you with chronic problems. Call Dr. Aleisha Allen, DPMat our Houston, TX office for diagnosis and treatment at (713) 467-8886 or visit us online for more information.
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Category: Ankle Pain
Tags: ankle pain, Home Care, Remedies, RICE, Sprains, Treatment