Treatment Options For Common Lower Limb Fractures
Lower limb fractures are a common injury, accounting for about one-third of all fractures. The most common type of fracture is a break in the femur, or thighbone. Treatment options for lower limb fractures vary depending on the severity of the fracture and other factors such as age and health history. Dr Navi Bali will explore some of the treatment options available for common lower limb fractures.
One of the most important things you can do for a sprained ankle is to rest it as much as possible. This means keeping weight off of the ankle and avoiding activities that put stress on the joint. It is also important to keep the ankle elevated above heart level to reduce swelling.
In some cases, ice may also be applied to the area to further reduce swelling. Although it may be tempting to return to normal activities as soon as possible, it is important to give the ankle time to heal. With proper care, most sprains will heal within a few weeks. However, if the pain persists or gets worse, it is important to consult a doctor.
Ice can be a helpful tool when dealing with pain and inflammation. By applying ice to the affected area for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day, you can help to reduce swelling and numb the area. This can be especially helpful if you have suffered a sports injury or have arthritis. Ice can also help to relieve muscle tension and headaches. Be sure to wrap the ice in a towel or cloth to avoid damaging your skin. You should also consult with a doctor before using ice as a treatment, as it may not be suitable for everyone.