How To Deal With Injuries To The Instep?
Hello, I’m Rini 22 years old. Last week I just had an accident and there were injuries on the back of my leg. Now the wound has started to dry but when walking is still painful and not long enough to stand. Even still a little swollen. That’s why? Is the pain caused by the wrong vein or what? Then what is a good ointment to use so that the wound dries quickly? Thanks in advance
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Basically, if you experience only blisters on the back of the foot, then healing should occur within 3-7 days. Swelling and pain that you still feel to this day can be caused by several possibilities, including:
The wound that you experienced is quite deep and the wound has an infection
There are foreign objects (such as small pebbles or sand) on the inside of the wound that are not cleaned properly
You have an injury in a deeper structure, for example you have a tear in the tendon in the leg, a tear in the muscle, or a fracture in the bone
We recommend that you immediately check with your doctor for further evaluation. To help you reduce pain now you can try to compress swollen parts with cold compresses (first 1-2 days), continue with warm compresses, lift your legs higher when you sit or lie down, rest your feet for a while or use walking aids so that the footstool is not too heavy, taking pain relievers such as paracetamol when pain is very disturbing.
For your own injuries, here are some things you can do:
wash your wound every day, rub gently to remove dirt, pus, or dead tissue over the wound
just dry the wound with aerated
Cover the wound with a bandage so that it doesn't get dirty when you walk or don't rub when you use shoes
Make sure you wash your hands well before and after you treat the wound
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