Home Remedies For Ankle Pain

Do you have a few problems with your feet or gait in general? Learn more about how a podiatrist can help fix your foot problems.

Home Remedies For Ankle Pain

Home Remedies For Ankle Pain

19 July 2022
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If you are experiencing ankle pain, your podiatrist will probably give you medication to help ward off the pain. However, in addition to medication, there are a few things you can do to help alleviate your ankle pain. This can make a world of difference to how your ankle feels over time. Take a look at these easy-to-implement steps that can relieve your ankle pain.

Rest and Relax

It may sound cliche but one of the best ways to relieve your ankle pain is to rest. You need to keep as much weight as you can off your ankle for as long as possible. You may have to take some time off from your regular activities to make this a part of your daily routine. However, if you can do this sporadically throughout the day, over time you will find that it is very beneficial. When you are resting your ankle you can reduce swelling by elevating it. Elevating your ankle helps pull excess fluid out of your ankle.

Use Ice

Ice can go a long way to help relieve your ankle pain and any swelling you may experience. You can put an ice pack on your ankle for around half an hour at a time for a few days. You will want to wrap the ice pack in a towel or a thick cloth. This is a great way to help reduce inflammation and by extension relieve pain.

Try Compression

Another way you can help to alleviate your pain is by using a compression bandage. Wrapping a compression bandage around your ankle can help to reduce any inflammation that you are feeling. It will also help to reduce the swelling in your ankle. 

When you are wrapping a compression bandage around your ankle, you need to be careful to wrap it tightly. Leave enough room so that you don't cut off circulation to your ankle as it can be detrimental and cause more problems in the long run. Wrap the bandage tightly but make sure you are able to move your ankle a little bit to facilitate circulation through the ankle.

Reducing ankle pain is possible if you use a combination of the methods that have been outlined here. Make sure that you talk with your podiatrist about any additional measures you are taking to help alleviate your pain. This way you will make sure that you're not doing more harm than good based on your situation.

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Understanding Foot Problems

When I started running to lose weight, I was surprised to find that I had a few problems with my feet and my gait in general. When I would run, my toes would ache and sometimes the fascia underneath my foot would hurt badly. I realized that I couldn't go on exercising with all of the pain, which is why I turned to my podiatrist for help. He analyzed my gait and determined that I had a fallen arch on one of my feet, but not on the other. This blog is all about the benefits of podiatry, so that you can learn how you might be able to exercise and move without any discomfort.