8 days to my Switzerland trip with an ankle injury

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autumnz
autumnz
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Jul 13, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Today, I badly sprained my ankle. Is it possible to get ice or keep an ice pack at hotel? I know ice is not as prevalent in Europe. Any Suggestions for traveling with a foot injury?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 14, 2018 - 1:07 AM in reply to autumnz

Good news. Now you will not consider chasing the mountain goats or ibex... a fruitless task anyway. ;-)

Get a plastic-wrapped heating/cooling pad.

Maybe two.

The hotels will make them cold for you.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jul 14, 2018 - 1:15 AM by Slowpoke
Nbunim
Nbunim
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Jul 14, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Visit pharmacy in Switzerland . They definitely have some amazing creams for injuries .

Arno
Arno
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Jul 14, 2018 - 10:31 AM

I'm sorry to hear that Autumnz. You'll have to adjust a bit, but I'm sure you'll still enjoy Switzerland. Have a speedy recovery!

autumnz
autumnz
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Jul 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Thank you....I will plan on stopping in to the pharmacies to see if they can help. For now, I am taking care to help heal as much as possible before we go.

Nbunim
Nbunim
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Jul 14, 2018 - 11:39 AM in reply to autumnz

I don’t know where you going but Zermatt has pharmacy where they making different med including cream for trauma and injuries . I’m sure you can find similar things in different cantons .

autumnz
autumnz
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Jul 14, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Zurich, Lucerne, Wengen, and Montreux. I think there will be pharmacies in all of these places so that is hopeful!

hannahsmom
hannahsmom
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Jul 14, 2018 - 7:33 PM in reply to autumnz

I had a bad sprain that took a year to fully heal. You'll need a good ankle brace to keep it stabilized. It's like a tight compression sock without heal or toe. Ace makes a good one in the US.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 14, 2018 - 8:05 PM in reply to hannahsmom

<<"You'll need a good ankle brace to keep it stabilized. It's like a tight compression sock without heal or toe. ">>

They are available at Swiss pharmacies.

Slowpoke

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