By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
March 08, 2017
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: Foot Care   Fracture   ankle  

Get a foot bath- you will need to fill the foot bath with warm, swirling water and then soak your foot in it. The warm water will serve to loosen and relax the muscles, and that is why you are supposed to have the warm foot bath after removal of the cast. It will be best if you soak your foot as much as possible. The warm foot bath will later be followed by the application of ice pack to the ankle. 

Bone supplement- you can also invest in some of the best bone supplements as nutrition is also part of successful healing process. Just make sure that the bone supplement you are buying has magnesium and high levels of calcium because magnesium helps with the absorbency of calcium in the body.

Foot elevation- always try to elevate your foot as much as possible. To assist you with this look for comfy pillows so as to make yourself comfortable. Bright pillows can also contribute to lift your mood during this healing period.

Good food choices-studies have indicated that some of the foods are not good when you are healing from a fractured ankle. You should, therefore, avoid those foods that reduce the healing power of your body. When you are recovering from a broken ankle, avoid sugar as well as pain relievers including aspirin.

Avoid smoking- as we saw earlier, smoking can increase the time your fractured ankle takes to heal. You should, therefore, quit smoking even if it is for good so that you also do not cause your ankle some serious damage.

With the above tips along with seeing a podiatrist for fractured ankle, you will be back on your feet as soon as possible.

 

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