Injury To The Feet So Hard To Stand And Maintain Balance?
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Hello Reysha, thank you for asking back at HealthReplies.com.
If the complaint is felt no improvement or even become more severe, it is advisable to re-check the condition of the injury back to the doctor, may the same doctor or try to directly consult with an orthopedic specialist.
Due to complaints that are increasingly burdensome, it is possible that the doctor who examined the condition of your friend recommends doing additional examinations such as an x-ray of the ankle, or other tests according to consideration, to help determine the type of injury suffered by your friend, whether only on the muscles, ligaments / tendon (connective tissue of muscles and bones), or the presence of certain broken bones.
In the meantime, there are a number of things that can be done to help reduce complaints such as:
Limiting the movement of the injured ankle and foot
Avoid trampling the injured foot until further advice from the doctor
Use assistive devices to walk while avoiding footing on the injured leg
Lifting the injured leg is higher than the head while lying down
Compress the leg with cold compresses
If the pain is very disturbing, take pain medication according to doctor's instructions
I hope this helps.