Ice is an effective and natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory.

Ice should be applied over the inflamed area in the acute or early stages of your problem. (See below for application)

Whenever you experience swelling, redness or sharp / stabbing pain it is generally considered best to apply ice. Repeat until symptoms ease – usually for 24 – 48 hours.

Following this you should alternate with ice and heat. If in doubt, contact your Podiatrist.

APPLICATION

Place ice cubes in a plastic bag or use a professionally prepared ice pack.

Place a damp face washer or tea towel over the problem area then place the ice pack on the material covering.

The first application should be as follows:-

10 minutes on
10 minutes off

10 minutes on
10 minutes off

10 minutes on

Then during waking hours, apply the ice pack every 2 hours, or as indicated by your Podiatrist.

Heat is an effective therapy for reducing muscular tension and pain and is best used AFTER the initial inflammation has subsided.

N.B. If you do not have ice immediately available, then use a pack of frozen peas or similar item.

For further information, or to consult with one of our skilled Podiatrists you can use the Contact Us or Appointment Request buttons at the top or bottom of this page, call our Merriwa practice on (08) 9304 3060, or visit Allsports and Family Podiatry Perth‘s state of the art Podiatry clinic at 4/22 Hughie Edwards Drive, in Merriwa.

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Merriwa

4/22 Hughie Edwards Drive
Merriwa, WA 6030
* Opposite RAAFA Merriwa Estate
(08) 9304 3060

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West Leederville

3/158 Cambridge St
West Leederville, WA 6007
(08) 6380 1941

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Physiotherapy services also available at our new West Leederville Physiotherapy & Podiatry Clinic.