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Foot Sprain

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by fionajo, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. fionajo

    fionajo · Member

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    Hi

    I have a sprain on my left foot which is a pain. Relived as i went to the doctors today as i was worried about the swelling and the tenderness but she didnt think it was anything more than a sprain. I was going to use deep heat but then realised that i need to check this out first. Does anyone know if this is ok to use? Thanks :?

    Fiona
     
  2. ChocFish

    ChocFish · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Fiona, am so sorry to hear about your foot sprain, its not exactly a barrel of laughs huh?

    Please do not use anything hot on that ankle, here read this link here for information,
    http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23068956

    keep the leg elevated, dont walk too much on it yet, just rest it but try to do some gentle exercises, eg write letters of the alphabet into the air with your foot, so that the ankle does get some movement in all directions, at first you will probably only manage just a few letters, dont push yourself too hard and hopefully you have lots of people in your household, get them to do all the work, and bring you drinks and food, let everyone spoil you for a change :)

    I hope you are better again really soon

    Love from Karen x
     
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