I Sprained My Toe, Now What

I Spilled Some Water on my Shoes and They’re Scared to Take Them Off!

The first thing you need to do when your shoes get wet is pull them off. If they aren’t already soaked, put them back on with a little extra care. You don’t want to make the situation worse by putting them back on too tight or not taking them off at all.

If you have any sort of skin irritation, such as a cut or scrape, immediately wash it with soap and water. Don’t try to cover it up; just use soap and water. Your feet will thank you later.

When washing your feet, always wear socks (or other thin clothing) so that if there is any blood or pus left behind from the wound, it won’t be able to spread into your sock layers.

Wear loose fitting clothes to keep your feet warm. If you must wear dress slacks, make sure they are buttoned up tightly. Wear shoes that fit well and don’t slip around on your feet.

Don’t rub or massage your foot until it feels better. That may help relieve pain temporarily but it will only cause more problems down the road. Just let the swelling go down naturally over time and then see a doctor if you still feel like something needs to be done.

Sprained ankles occur when the muscles and connective tissues around the joints in the foot are overstretched. It is quite common after falling or being accidentally or intentionally stepped on. The main problem with a sprained ankle is that it gets worse with time, so it is important to rest, elevate and apply ice.

When you get a sprain, the bleeding in the vessels gives the skin a whitish pallor; this should fade within an hour or so. If not, you should seek medical attention.

To deal with a sprain:

Rest the foot. This means using crutches or another stable object to walk on the leg if possible. If not, try to put no weight at all on the foot.

Elevate the foot above the level of your heart. This helps prevent swelling and also helps alleviate pain.

Wrap an ice pack in a towel and hold it to the injury for 10-minute intervals. It is important to move the ice around the area of the sprain so as to numb the entire area.

You can take drugs such as ibuprofen for pain, but if the injury does not improve after 2 days or gets worse after 48 hours you should seek medical attention.

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