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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by poohdog, Apr 21, 2011.


  1. poohdog

    poohdog PetForums VIP

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    I did a load of gardening yesterday..and was on my feet all day,too much really at my age.
    My feet were literally stinging by the time I'd done.Couldn't wait to get sat down.Today my right foot is swollen and very painful...so I've had a day on my bum to rest it.
    I tried a bowl of hot water with salt in it and soaked them till the water went cold...eased it a bit, but still aches rotten.Just took three ibuprofen a while back.

    Any other suggestions please.
     
  2. ArabiCoffee

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    You might want to try lifting your feet up on a pillow when u sleep at night, that usually helps with the swelling!!!

    Hope u start feeling better soon :)
     
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    Elevate it, will help lots with the swelling
     
  4. MoggyBaby

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    Have you got any cider vinegar in? A hot soak in water with a big dollop of that in could help. My mum swears by this for all her aches & pains.

    Another option is to slether on a load of Arnica cream and keep the foot elevated until it is absorbed. Or put a sock on to stop the cream going everywhere.

    Finally, an old remedy is a mustard soak. Same as hot water but using mustard powder instead of salt or vinegar.

    Hope these are of some help. :)
     
  5. poohdog

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    Haven't any of these unfortunately...but will sleep with feet elevated and see what the morning brings.

    Ta muchly.
     
  6. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    nice foot massage with baby oil, or put pack of frozen peas on your feet. OR put your feet into hot water then into cold water.
     
  7. poohdog

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    Lousy night...watched movie at 3am,finally got off at dawn around 5.30.Swelling gone down a lot,still painful and Pooh sat on my foot first thing...Aggggh! :eek:
    It seems to be the big toe that is causing the pain...If ever you've stubbed your toe...that's what it feels like.I'm just limping round and taking my time..I've taken a couple of anti inflammatories I had..they've definitely made a difference.At least the constant ache has gone.

    There's always something...Ahhhh to be young again...:wink:

    Hey Welshy!..only got tinned peas...they keep falling off..:001_smile:
     
  8. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    :D lololol. put anything frozen on your feet lolol
     
  9. Bandy

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    I like the "soak it in cider" idea...reminded me of an idea my pop told me when I smashed a finger when I was younger...don't think he was talking about a liquid though...

    Good to hear you have the swelling going down, Poohdog..

    Hope you're 100% again soon.
     
  10. metame

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    how is it now? any better?
     
  11. Waterlily

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    hope ya ok mate x
     
  12. dobermummy

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    hows your foot now? hope your toe is feeling better
     
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