Richard M Foster, DPM
Location and Office HoursHackensack Diabetic Foot & Wound Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601
- monday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM
- wednesday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM
- Hackensack University Medical Center
- Holy Name Hospital
How should I treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?
To treat a grade 1 ankle sprain, rest your ankle by not walking on it. Apply ice for 20-30 minutes, two to three times a day. Compression wraps will immobilize and support the injured ankle. Elevate your ankle above your heart. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What is posterior impingement in the ankles?
When tissues in the ankle joint become trapped between the bones, this can cause pain. Pain in the back of the ankle, especially when the toes are pointed, may be due to posterior impingement.
How is acute achilles tendinitis treated?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Relative rest or avoiding painful and aggravating activities is necessary to prevent further inflammation. Ice applied over the tendon can be used to decrease pain and control the inflammatory response. Often, a heel lift worn in the shoe is prescribed to decrease the forces on the tendon and allow healing. Cross-training (i.e. replacing a few weekly running sessions with cycling or swimming) is a great way to prevent this condition as it decreases the repetitive load placed on the tendon and allows recovery between periods of exercise. Incorporate a lower extremity flexibility program into your daily routine with an emphasis on stretching the calf muscles to prevent re-injury. Strengthen the foot intrinsics by scrunching a towel or picking up marbles with the toes. Make sure you use footwear that is appropriate for your activity and that provides adequate arch support.
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