Why Did Jennifer Garner Stick Her Feet in an Ice Bucket?

America’s sweetheart Jennifer Garner just learned the hard way about the pain of wearing high heels. According to an Instagram post, she tweaked her foot in high heels, but didn’t want to miss out on her workout the next day. Her brilliant solution? Stick both her feet in a bucket of ice for a full 30 seconds to try and freeze away the pain. (You can watch the video here)

Despite her fears for her spray tan (and the not insignificant pain of the severe cold), her makeshift treatment plan seems to have worked: the next day she was spotted, this time in her sneakers, on her way out of the gym.

Granted, icing an injury is the second step of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) so it’s not shocking that her clickbait treatment plan helped her injury. BUT what happened to the other three letters in the plan?

I have to say, if your foot hurts enough to warrant a long soak in an ice bucket, taking the next day off from your workouts is probably a very smart plan. Of course, I would also suggest foregoing the high heels that led to one’s injury in the first place, but even I can recognize that that may be asking too much of a Hollywood leading lady.

Still, I have to salute Jen Garner for at least attempting to treat a minor foot injury instead of simply walking off the discomfort. And I also have to say thanks for the laughs she gave me watching her angsty bucket moments. Here’s wishing her a quick and complete recovery!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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