Overcoming Sore Feet After Being Hit And Twisted?
Hello, good morning, Mega.
The condition that you are experiencing can be caused by injuries related to the accident you experienced, including:
Ankle sprains, which are ankle sprains due to twisting or twisting of the ankle in the wrong position. This condition causes the tissue that supports the ankle, namely ligaments (the tissue that connects bones to bones), and tendons (the tissue that connects muscles to bones) to become stretched or even torn. Muscle injuries Fractures in the leg area, including hairline fractures (or what people call "cracks") etc.
The initial treatment for ankle injuries is:
Rest your foot for 2-3 days after injury, avoid wearing high heels. Apply ice immediately after injury for 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours, up to 2-3 days after injury Wrap the ankle area with an elastic bandage for up to 2 days After injury to reduce swelling Raise ankles to the same height as hips when sitting, avoid letting feet hang down Avoid warm feet either with warm compresses, taking warm baths, or soaking feet with warm water Avoid massaging body parts, at least up to 3 post injury day (gentle massage). Massaging will only make the swelling worse and there is a risk of bleeding.
We highly recommend that you check with your doctor directly (more specifically to an orthopedic specialist), because to find out the exact cause of the complaint you are experiencing requires direct examination of your feet. Considering that you have been experiencing this injury for days and the symptoms are getting worse, we advise you not to delay to see a doctor. The doctor will ask questions about complaints, perform a physical examination, and may recommend additional examinations if needed, such as an X-ray or MRI to help make a diagnosis and see the degree of severity of the injury.
Meanwhile, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Paracetamol to help reduce the pain you feel. Limit your activities for a while until your examining doctor states that your condition is allowed to move. We do not recommend doing massage / massage again, because it can worsen your condition.
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa