Tips For Treating Your Sport Injury At Home By Top Rated Podiatrists In Gallup, NM

For people who turn to exercise to maintain their health, work off stress, or just have a ton of fun, being sidelined by a sports-related injury can be monumentally frustrating. Your first instinct may be to dial up your favorite Gallup podiatry office and book a same-day appointment, but the following these at-home treatments for sports-related injuries from your podiatrists in Gallup, NM, may be just what you need to get back on your feet and back in action!

Wrap It Up

One of the first things you’ll want to do following a sports-related injury is to immobilize the injured area. Use an elastic bandage or splint to keep the injured area supported and secure but keep an eye on the compression; any signs of tingling, numbness, or additional swelling may mean you need to loosen the wrap.

Apply Ice

Icing an injury will help reduce swelling and discomfort at the same time. To safely and effectively fight inflammation, your Gallup podiatrists recommend that you:

  • Avoid putting ice directly on the skin. Instead, place ice in a bag and then wrap the bag (or an ice pack) in a towel.
  • Apply the ice for no more than 15 minutes at a time. Once your skin returns to its normal temperature, you can start icing it again.
  • Listen to your body. If your skin feels too cold, it probably is.

Elevate

Whenever possible, make sure the injured area stays elevated. Stacking some pillows on your bed or tucking a couch cushion under an injured ankle or foot will help reduce blood flow to the injury and allow it the time and space it needs to kick-start the healing process.

Rest

Above all, give your body time to rest! It’s hard to sit out during the playoffs or to take time off from your regular gym routine, but a small sacrifice now could lead to a much more satisfying recovery down the road.

Hopefully these at-home treatments can help alleviate your minor discomfort, but some sports-related injuries are best treated with a visit to your Gallup podiatrists. Call 505.863.7118 to schedule an appointment at our podiatry office in Gallup, NM and we’ll do everything we can to get you back in the game!

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Gallup podiatry office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO EARNING THE TRUST OF OUR PATIENTS, COMMUNITY, AND PROFESSION.

For uncompromising excellence, our foot doctors can start helping you in several ways.

Read What Patients Are Saying About Animas Foot & Ankle ...
  • “I wanted to write you personally to thank you...I have tears in my eyes right now just thinking about the condition I was in when I first came to you...it was so bad...and now, you have turned my whole life around. Because of you and your incredible work, I actually have a life again. Yes, it took time. Yes, it took effort...”

    - Patti B

    best farmington nm podiatrist
  • “Dr. Hugentobler and his staff are VERY friendly, welcoming and very thorough. I felt right at ease within seconds of my visit. At my follow-up appointment I got my days mixed up and showed up without an appointment the receptionist was able to fit me in the schedule.”

    - Ronnie E.

    best farmington nm podiatrist
  • “Highly recommend Animas Foot and Ankle and Dr. Hugentobler. I have been going to this office for a few months now, and the staff in this office are ALWAYS so great. Very friendly, very understanding, and very helpful. So glad I didn’t go to Mercy! ...”

    - Robo S.

    best farmington nm podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Animas Foot & Ankle. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone. Read More
  • “I wanted to write you personally to thank you...I have tears in my eyes right now just thinking about the condition I was in when I first came to you...it was so bad...and now, you have turned my whole life around. Because of you and your incredible work, I actually have a life again. Yes, it took time. Yes, it took effort...”

    - Patti B

    best farmington nm podiatrist
  • “Dr. Hugentobler and his staff are VERY friendly, welcoming and very thorough. I felt right at ease within seconds of my visit. At my follow-up appointment I got my days mixed up and showed up without an appointment the receptionist was able to fit me in the schedule.”

    - Ronnie E.

    best farmington nm podiatrist
  • “Highly recommend Animas Foot and Ankle and Dr. Hugentobler. I have been going to this office for a few months now, and the staff in this office are ALWAYS so great. Very friendly, very understanding, and very helpful. So glad I didn’t go to Mercy! ...”

    - Robo S.

    best farmington nm podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Animas Foot & Ankle. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone. Read More
animas foot and ankle yelp reviews

animas foot and ankle healthgrades reviews


animas foot and ankle new mexico logo

appointment farmington nm podiatrist
animas foot and ankle patient portal


american podiatric medical association logo


american college of foot and ankle surgeons


animas foot and ankle bbb review
The podiatrists of Animas Foot & Ankle of Farmington, NM (New Mexico), Gallup, NM, Las Vegas, NM, Santa Fe, NM, and Taos, NM, treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrists can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our Farmington, Gallup, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and Taos podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Farmington, NM, Gallup, NM, Las Vegas, NM, Santa Fe, NM, Taos, NM, Aztec, NM, Bloomfield, NM, Espanola, NM, Los Alamos, NM & Bernalillo, NM.
Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!
© 2018 Animas Foot and Ankle
Farmington NM Podiatrist | Gallup NM Podiatrist | Las Vegas NM Podiatrist
Santa Fe NM Podiatrist | Taos NM Podiatrist
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com
animas foot and ankle facebook animas foot and ankle twitter animas foot and ankle pinterest animas foot and ankle yelp animas foot and ankle google