After an injury to the foot, blood rushes to the affected area in an attempt to prevent infection, among other things. This is our body's natural reaction to an injury, especially if it there is an opening on the skin. Sometimes, the damage can be severe, and swelling can be felt right from the start, while in other cases it is likely to be more moderate. In any case, applying an ice pack to the affected area can bring down swelling. Likewise, you may use some over-the-counter drugs to help to heal.
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