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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen In Case of Foot Injury, Apply RICE | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

In Case of Foot Injury, Apply RICE

No one plans an injury. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we’ve heard all kinds of stories from patients: missed the last step, didn’t see that the pavement was cracked and broken, even stepping on an acorn which caused and ankle to twist. In the end, it’s not what causes an injury that’s important, it’s getting the correct treatment after it happens. For patients, it’s not always possible to tell just what type of injury you’ve sustained. It can be difficult for the average person to distinguish between sprains, strains and fractures. Signs of a serious injury include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness

It’s important if you injure your foot or ankle that you contact our Aberdeen office as soon as possible for an appointment (732-566-2841). Our foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will evaluate your injury and order x-rays or other imaging studies to help determine the exact nature of your injury and the correct treatment. While you await your appointment, use the RICE regimen to care for your injury.

REST—stay off the affected foot and try not to bear weight on it. Many times, patients make an injury worse or even cause a secondary injury by continuing to walk on a hurt foot or ankle. Just because you can walk on it does not mean it isn’t sprained or broken.

ICE—apply ice to the injured part of your foot. This will reduce swelling and can help with the pain. The proper way to apply ice is by wrapping it in a thin towel (do not put ice directly on your skin) and apply for 20 minutes at a time with at least 40 minutes in between icings.

COMPRESSION—wrapping the ankle or part of your foot that is hurting with a compression bandage can also control swelling. Make sure the bandage is not too tight. Signs of this would be swelling above or below the bandaged area.

ELEVATE—try to keep your hurt foot raised up to a level that is above your heart if possible. Place a pillow under your foot for comfort if it is resting on a hard surface.

Your best chance for a full and speedy recovery is getting prompt treatment for an injury. Don’t delay, contact us if you suspect you have injured your foot or ankle.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing In Case of Foot Injury, Apply RICE, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen