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Instep pain

Posted by Gloria U on 12/15/01 at 06:30 (067021)

Was trimming Christmas tree and suddenly had pain on the instep of my foot.
Sometimes it hurts so much I can't even walk and other times I can walk ok. I do wear orthodics (which I had on) for a fallen arches in my right foot. What is going on and what do I do - apply hot or cold? (I see no swelling) Thanks.

Re: Instep pain

rebecca h on 12/15/01 at 08:58 (067026)

ice your foot for five minutes every few hours for 48 hours. This will help with the pain and aid in healing. Sorry you got hurt! Hope its feeling better soon. Also REST your foot as much as possible by elevating it and doing as little walking as possible until it feels better. Others on this board may have more good advice.

rebecca

Re: Icing

Carole C on 12/15/01 at 10:21 (067035)

Good suggestions, Rebecca.

My pedorthist suggested keeping a small ice chest for emergencies. If I hurt my foot like this, I'm to put ice and water in it and actually immerse my foot in it to help the swelling go down.

If I haven't had an emergency like this, she just has me putting my foot on a bag of frozen peas.

Hope this helps.

Carole C

Re: Instep pain

rebecca h on 12/15/01 at 08:58 (067026)

ice your foot for five minutes every few hours for 48 hours. This will help with the pain and aid in healing. Sorry you got hurt! Hope its feeling better soon. Also REST your foot as much as possible by elevating it and doing as little walking as possible until it feels better. Others on this board may have more good advice.

rebecca

Re: Icing

Carole C on 12/15/01 at 10:21 (067035)

Good suggestions, Rebecca.

My pedorthist suggested keeping a small ice chest for emergencies. If I hurt my foot like this, I'm to put ice and water in it and actually immerse my foot in it to help the swelling go down.

If I haven't had an emergency like this, she just has me putting my foot on a bag of frozen peas.

Hope this helps.

Carole C