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Tips and Tricks for Common Injuries

As an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, I see two very common sources of pain: ankle sprains and general heel discomfort. While I definitely recommending scheduling with me, there are a few actions that can be taken to reduce pain or treat common injuries. If your pain persists or increases, please give me a call, or feel free to book an appointment with me online, in real time.

How to treat an Ankle Sprain

  1. Arrest play or activity to prevent further damage.
  2. Apply compression and ice to the ankle and injured area.
  3. Allow for rest time and during this elevate the extremity.
  4. If pain continues to worsen or you cannot walk, seek Orthopaedic consultation and call us 513-354-3700 or book online for a full evaluation.

How to improve new Heel pain

  1. Modify your activity most likely causing the pain (e.g., distance you are running, stride you are taking, etc.).
  2. Develop a stretching regimen to warm up your legs, and try working it into your daily routine.
  3. Use supportive shoes such as tennis shoes or running shoes, and consider using a prefabricated orthotic for customized support.
  4. Rest and give the injury time to heal and improve prior to reintroducing activities again.
  5. Try an anti-inflammatory for pain relief as long as this is not contraindicated by your medical doctor. Check with them prior to usage if unsure.
  6. If pain continues to worsen or you cannot walk, seek Orthopaedic consultation and call us 513-354-3700 or book online for a full evaluation.

About Dr. Adam Miller:

Dr. Adam Miller specializes in foot and ankle pathology, treating all types of problems in the lower extremity. It is his goal to relate to the overall health and orthopaedic function of each patient, and to provide them with comprehensive, personalized care. Dr. Miller currently sees patients at Beacon’s Summit Woods (Sharonville), Northern Kentucky (Erlanger), and West locations.