Discuss about the Foot Injury for Aerobics and Clinical Rehabilitation.
Each and every person in life often faces the difficulty of an injured foot that mainly results from being hit by a metal chair or by the side of bed and similar others. This sounds to be very minor, but it results in a huge pain that seems to take out life. Management of such injury and the way you handle yourself is very crucial in order to lessen the effect as well as the pain that the person will experience.
Brief Discussion and Pain Management:
There has been enough literature based evidence which has shown how the intervention called the R.I.C.E treatment had been found to be effective in such a scenario. They are mainly helpful in the injuries of the acute sift tissue such as a strain or a sprain. They are also helpful in acting as first aid to bone injury. The acronym mainly stands for rest, Ice, compression and elevation also. The main effect of the rice intervention is that it helps in bringing pain and swelling under control. This intervention is believed to be having the best effect on the person who has hit his foot on a metal chair in the dark room. This treatment should be started immediately as the pain and swelling would occur and should be continued until there is healing of the minor injury that had taken place. it should be continued until other treatment has been initiated if more complex problems resurfaced after the injury (Wedmore, Young and Franklin 2015).
Management of the Pain:
Taking rest is very important in this scenario for the healing of the injured tissue. If the person does not take rest and panic or undergoes movement or weight bearing, the injury can aggravate that may in turn lead to increased swelling and inflammation. The patient should stop or educe using that area for 48 hours initially and should not put extra strain or stress on it (Van den Bekerom et al. 2013).
The individual should apply ice which has been proved to be helpful for the reduction of pain and inflammation that may result from acute injury. Ice should be applied for about 20 minutes in home continuously, frequently in every hour or about 4 to 8 times a day. Applying of ice as an intervention will give best results if continued for about the first couple of days after the injury had taken place (Petrella 2015).
Compression is an essential part of the intervention that is believed to provide the best effects when being injured on ankles, toes and feet. Elastic bandages can also be utilized like that of ACE wraps. Moreover, special boots, splints and air casts also serve the double role of support and compression.
The injured portion of the foot should be raised up in such a level so that it remains elevated above the heart level. This is mainly done so that one can optimize the venous return that leads to the heart. One should lay down and use a pillow or a cushion to keep the portion elevated (Jiang 2016).
Thereby, by following the above-mentioned intervention, one can sure to relieve himself from the pain and inflammation. However, one thing must be kept in mind that this intervention should be followed systematically without panicking.
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Petrella, R.J., 2015. Treatment of soft tissue injury using hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin. U.S. Patent 9,072,779.
van den Bekerom, M.P., Kerkhoffs, G.M., McCollum, G.A., Calder, J.D. and van Dijk, C.N., 2013. Management of acute lateral ankle ligament injury in the athlete. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy, 21(6), pp.1390-1395.
Wedmore, I., Young, S. and Franklin, J., 2015. Emergency department evaluation and management of foot and ankle pain. Emergency medicine clinics of North America, 33(2), pp.363-396.