- Rest. Patients should get off injured foot as soon as possible.
- Ice. This is particularly important to reduce swelling and promote recovery during the first 48 hours. Wrap a bag or towel containing ice around the injured area on a repetitive cycle of 20 minutes on, 40 minutes off.
- Compression. Lightly wrap an Ace bandage around the area.
- Elevation. Elevate the foot on several pillows.
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