The most common causes of foot or ankle pain is tendonitis. Tendonitis is very treatable using the simplest of home remedies. The RICE method works beautifully with this type of overuse injury.
Once there has been an injury, resting your foot and realizing that you’re injured is the first step in a speedy recovery. Rest will allow your body to do what it has to do in order to start the healing process.
Ice will help reduce inflammation by slowing down the amount of blood that reaches your foot. When you have an injury your body naturally delivers extra blood to the area to help start the recovery process.
Adding a little extra support to the foot will help stabilize the tendonitis, as well as naturally slow down the inflammation. Having ice and compression work simultaneously will help dramatically. Look for Ice Wraps online for some great treatment ideas.
Having your foot elevated when you’re sleeping or at rest will help reduce the amount of blood flow going to your foot, and will in turn help decrease the amount of swelling. Although reducing blood flow to target inflammation is good, blood flow is also essential for the healing process. Looking for a wrap that helps naturally speed up the recovery process is an extra added benefit of healing faster.