I’ve been running track and racing dirt bikes and have foot pain

Patient: I’ve been running track and racing dirt bikes and recently my foot has been hurting and has been for almost a week it’s on the top of my foot and the pain comes and goes and my calf also has been hurting could something be wrong?

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Here are the possible causes of you symptoms:Ligament injuryMuscle strainHere ar e a few things you can try:Rest the leg. Stop running for some timeIce the leg for 15 mins at a time every hourCompress the leg using a crepe bandageElevate the leg to get it above heart level to allow blood flow back to the heartParacetamol and Ibuprofen will help reduce pain and swellingMassage and stretching the leg will help reduce the swelling as wellIf the pain doesn’t stop in 3 days, please see a Doctor.Wishing you a speedy recovery.


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