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Suggest home remedy for strained foot muscle

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What do u suggest as an at home remedy for a strained muscle on the top part of the foot? Its the part closest to the ankle. Can still walk but is painful.
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Apply warmth Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Applying warmth will relax the muscles, help have relief from the pain and also support healing of any minor injuries that would been inflicted. Applying counter irritant like Methyl Salicylate (oil of winter green) would fasten the recovery. Do not massage or perform any exercises in the leg involved as it can only worsen the problem. Rest is very essential do not walk for some time. Rest is very vital in any musculoskeletal problems. Wish you good health. Regards,
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Follow-up: Suggest home remedy for strained foot muscle 42 hours later
I thought you are supposed to put ice rather than heat .
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 2 hours later
Brief Answer: warmth Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing back. Ice is usually applied to fresh blunt injuries. Old injuries or any sort of inflammations come down by warmth. Warmth causes dilatation of the blood vessels which will cause increase blood supply and removal of all impurities from the muscle and maintain health. regards,
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