(Closed) Crap! My foot is super-swollen

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ouch!  I think I would ice it and take an anti-inflammatory to try and bring down the swelling.

Post # 4
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never had that happen, but I’d suggest RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.  Wrap your foot with ace bandage when you’re on your feet.  Take Ibuprofen for the swelling.

Re-evaluate it mid-week.  If it seems to be getting better, continue with the plan.  If it gets worse, I’d see a doctor and think about getting new shoes.

Post # 5
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I agree with R.I.C.E. If the pain is achey then you are most likely ok, if the pain is a sharp shooting pain then I would go see someone. Ice for 20 minutes then off for twenty minutes. Try to keep this up as much as you can until you see the swelling go down. Be sure to keep it elevated. 

Post # 6
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ahhh!! I did the same thing! Well, four days before the wedding I dropped a piece of PVC pipe on my bare foot from a height of about 7ft  trying to make our photobooth stand. I tried to take off my pinky toe and bruised the entire top of my foot. I sucked down anti-inflammatories, wore unconstricting shoes, and tried to ice my foot as much as possible. I also bought a pair of 3″ J.Crew flips to wear just in case I couldn’t squeeze into my 4″ Ninas.

I ended up wearing the Nina’s for about 3 hours before switching into flips for 3 hours. It wasn’t so much the swelling that messed me up (although it didn’t help) but my shoes were constantly rubbing against the wound and made it uncomfortable.

Murphy’s Law, I swear, right? Best of luck and fingers crossed for expedited healing!

Post # 7
527 posts
Busy bee

Yuck-o!  That stinks!

RICE and a doctor.  

I wrenched my ankle once and then stupidly strapped 4″ heels on for an event later that week.  5 years later that ankle is still giving me problems and I wished I had sought out a doctor’s opinion before choosing fashion over what’s best for my body.

Hope you feel better!  Best of luck!

Post # 9
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I agree with re-evaluating it mid-week. If it is still swollen, go to your doctor and ask for a medrol dose pack. (It’s a week-long stair step dosing of steroids). As for the discomfort, I can’t help you.

Post # 10
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@reherring: Another thing I forgot to mention in Moleskin! You can get in the orthopediac section of a drug store/pharm/Target/Walmart (with the shoes inserts etc) They come in little sheets that are sticky on side and soft on the other. I basically cut the moleskin down so that is was slightly wider than the cut and then cut out the center so nothing was cover the wound. I think with the way you described your shoes the sticky side will have to go down against your skin but the moleskin should provide a barrier to raise the straps up and no rubbing.

This could work really well for a point when no will be photographing your feet anymore but could look silly if anyone is getting those kinds of shots still.

PS. Moleskin works great for blisters, ball of foot pads, and heel pads without having to go buy all the special inserts.

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