Have you twisted your ankle while running or playing a sport? Most likely you want to know how to care for your injured ankle or foot and whether you should be applying ice or heat in order to get better. Dr. Robert Kosofsky, a skilled New Jersey podiatrist, explains in this video the difference between cold vs. hot therapy.

While a lot of professional athletes undergo cold and hot therapies for pain-relief, they have specific therapy regiments that are not what the average person should follow. For the average person who suffers a foot injury or ankle sprain in New Jersey, it is best to treat the swelling with ice for the first 48 hours. Applying heat will cause the injured area to swell more, which can cause additional pain. It is important to note that most injuries need to be treated with cold therapy to decrease the inflammation and swelling.

At Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, our New Jersey foot doctors can treat your foot and ankle pain so that you can get relief and return to a pain-free life. Call us today at 908-874-8030 or 732-968-3833, or contact our offices online at

Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience treating patients in our Hillsborough & Piscataway offices