Foot strain remedies.

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posted on May, 13 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Hi all,

Was doing some yard work the other day and apparently over did it, must of strained my foot as the next day it was in severe pain. Not broken as no swelling just tendon and muscle pain.

Currently icing it and taking Mortrin( normally against taking any pills but this son of a #%^% is hurtin), was wondering if anyone had any advice on alleviating the pain .
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posted on May, 13 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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Hello...my suggestion to you is to get the (Conair Footbath) it comes with bubbles and heat and does not cost much. $19.99 plus tax. You can purchase one at any (Target Store).

Here is the link: www.target.com...

I hope your (tootsies) feel better soon!

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posted on May, 13 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea
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Hello...my suggestion to you is to get the (Conair Footbath) it comes with bubbles and heat and does not cost much. $19.99 plus tax. You can purchase one at any (Target Store).

Here is the link: www.target.com...

I hope your (tootsies) feel better soon!

edit on 13-5-2013 by caladonea because: edit


Thanks, was soaking in Epsom salt didn't think about getting one of those will have to try



posted on May, 14 2013 @ 08:55 AM
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Keep them elevated! That will help to reduce continued swelling. But I highly recommend a cream or gel made from arnica (a homeopathic analgesic). I like Arnicare, made by Boiron. You may see racks of their homeopathic remedies in a store like Whole Foods (their oscillococinum, used for reducing flu symptoms upon onset is relatively well-known). Here's a link to a few preparations of the arnica.

It takes about 20 minutes to kick in, but if you hate taking pills and prefer a more holistic approach, this should provide you with some relief, provided you don't have to walk somewhere to obtain it. Otherwise, use the link and get some overnighted to you!

Good luck.



posted on May, 14 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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Peppermint oil, or lotion should help as well. It stimulates the circulation in your feet, and it smells really good. The soak and the arnica are great ideas too! You can also get the arnica as tablets, my husband had knee surgery a couple of years ago and hated the meds they gave him. He started taking arnica internally and externally and tossed those pain pills in a week.
Hope you feel better!



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by caladonea
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Hello...my suggestion to you is to get the (Conair Footbath) it comes with bubbles and heat and does not cost much. $19.99 plus tax. You can purchase one at any (Target Store).

Here is the link: www.target.com...

I hope your (tootsies) feel better soon!

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Worked great, that combined with the other two suggestions seem to be helping loads!



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 06:48 AM
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Success!!! Now if bootyac could just find her cat I'd consider this a very successful ATS week!

Now I'm ordering one of the foot baths Caladonea recommended...



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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Heating the foot can help healing but a newly injured foot should not be heated. You should try to strap it down, you can get foot supports from target, walmart for around 10 dollars. Elevate and ice it(there are cheap cooling pads that can be bought at the dollar store) along with that.
www.walmart.com...

www.walmart.com...

Other than that a cheap TENS unit can help. Also if the inflammation does not go down in a few days(the foot support should really help here) you could need to get an X-Ray, MRI to see if there is a tear.
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posted on May, 15 2013 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by an0nThinker
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Heating the foot can help healing but a newly injured foot should not be heated. You should try to strap it down, you can get foot supports from target, walmart for around 10 dollars. Elevate and ice it(there are cheap cooling pads that can be bought at the dollar store) along with that.
www.walmart.com...

www.walmart.com...

Other than that a cheap TENS unit can help. Also if the inflammation does not go down in a few days(the foot support should really help here) you could need to get an X-Ray, MRI to see if there is a tear.
edit on 15-5-2013 by an0nThinker because: Fixed link


Yes thanks, actually not my first foot injury, had a stroke that effected my heart a bit, as a result circulation is not what it should be, lack of blood flow and what not prone to strains now.

It's been 3 days since the start and slowly getting better, really hope I didn't tear anything though, iced it for the first 48, heating and restraining along with the above suggestions after that seem to be helping immensely. But like I said hoping not a tear...



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 05:13 PM
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Look here- orthopedics.about.com...
video.about.com...
Doctors will tell you not to heat if they are acute injuries. Unless you sprain your foot a lot because of overuse like sports or lifting you should not be using heat. I use a tens machine when I am icing, my chiro does the same thing. If you use a tens unit it should be high enough for you to feel it not any higher. Good Luck.





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