First Foot Day 2023 is on Sunday, January 1, 2023: I sprained my foot a day ago, should i walk on it?
Sunday, January 1, 2023 is First Foot Day 2023. Foot Health Day at the Guildford store our first Foot Health Day
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As soon as you suspect you've sprained your foot, follow the instructions for foot sprain treatment described by this acronym: RICE. The letters stand for Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate:
Rest your foot: Get off your feet as soon as possible. If you can, don't put weight on your sprained foot for the remainder of the day. When you do have to walk, be gentle with your injured foot. Walk gingerly.
Ice your foot: Wrap ice in a towel and apply it for 20-minute increments to the sprain. After 20 minutes of icing, give the sprain a 10- to 20-minute break, then ice again. Repeat this process as many times as possible during the day.
Compress the sprained foot: Wrap your foot with a bandage to prevent swelling. Make sure to loosen the bandages if the swelling is excessive; you don't want to restrict blood flow to your foot, but you do want to provide support to the injured joint.
Elevate your foot: Try to elevate your foot above your heart for at least twenty minutes after the sprain occurs. If swelling ensues, keep the foot elevated as much as possible for the remainder of the day.
Take an anti-inflammatory drug: Take the prescribed dose of an anti-inflammatory drug, such as Advil or Aleve, round the clock for the next 48 hours.
See a doctor if:
The swelling is excessive
A hematoma forms
You cannot stand on the foot
Extensive bruising follows
Do not resume exercise that uses your foot until you are sure you have healed completely. In the meantime, try swimming. The cold water works as an anti-inflammatory agent and the foot will not be affected while you get a whole body workout.
Once your foot has healed, you will want to do exercises and stretches to strengthen and stretch your ligaments, tendons and muscles in that foot. The following exercises will prevent future injuries:
Pick up a towel with your toes: Try picking up a small hand towel with your toes. This will stretch and strengthen the ligaments, muscles and tendons in your foot.
Stand on the edge of the stairs: Allow the back of your heels to fall off the step as you allow your calve muscles to stretch. Come up on your toes, then relax and let the heels hang off the step again.
Best shoes for people who are on their feet all day?
Look into Danner footwear. They are expensive, but they are build differently and are designed by people who understand feet better than marketing people who sell you custom orthotic, or supportive shoes, gel inserts, etc. That soft spongy stuff is marketing gimmick. The more softness you have under your foot, the more work your foot has to perform (like walking in the sand) you get tired faster. But it feels good while you are testing them in the store....
You need more room above your foot so it can bend and stretch and involve toes when you are walking. Flip flops are so popular not because of style or because they are cheap. When you wear them, you engage the toes with each step, and you work your foot. Work like this helps feet stay away from pain. Feet are designed for walking. There is no reason for them to hurt from walking, unless you mess with their design.
Are you on your feet all day?
Yes, I am. But, I have really good shoes and I move around. I don't stand in one spot all day. That's a HUGE difference if you're on your feet all day.