Injury, Try Some RICE!

As podiatrists a large number of foot problems we see result from injuries, specifically soft tissue injuries such as ankle sprains. While a fast response to such injuries is key to starting the healing process sometimes these injuries happen far from a doctor's office, or on a weekend or after office hours. In these cases we recommend patients execute the R.I.C.E. protocol, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Let’s explore these steps in more detail.

 

Following these simple steps can help decrease the amount of time spent healing from a soft tissue injury. If the injury is of the foot or ankle a visit to your podiatrist can help aid in the healing process. With 18 office locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina, Ankle & Foot Associates has an office near you with friendly podiatrists and staff ready to help.

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