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Are there alternative treatments for foot related sports injuries?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are alternative treatments for foot related sports injuries depending on what specific injury you have. Some require a doctor's care no matter what, like broken foot that needs a cast. Minor foot related sports injuries, however, can likely be treated with alternative treatments. The most popular one is actually the most common treatment for such injuries: RICE, or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Resting the area, applying an ice pack on 20 minutes and off 20 minutes for the first 24 hours, compressing the injury in a wrap, and elevating the injured area above the heart are all natural treatments that work best on many foot related sports injuries.

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