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Can ligaments of the foot heal themselves

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on which one: Is it, how badly is it torn. Generally it'll take about 8-12 weeks. Discuss it with your surgeon, as he can provide you with precise information.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Rest: Ice, nsaids, shoe change try cross trainers. Controlled stretching.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends where: In the foot, the lisfranc ligament (middle of the arch) is a notorious subtle injury that usually requires surgery and without it, function, stability ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
25 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: if you are guarding because of pain then hopefully this will correct as you strengthen. If this is an old injury and the foot position is what you hav ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It would be better: If you specified which ligament. One of the reasons for a delay in improvement is the fact we walk on feet and use them when walking. This may cause d ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
LIgament surgery: Infection, instability, blood flood, poor nutrition (albumin, pre-albumin, etc), smoking, alcohol, etc.
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Organ
53 years experience Wound care
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSI ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Your surgeon: Can best answer this. We don't know the extent of your injury by the info given. But, your looking at at 6-8 weeks at minimum.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends...: There's an old adage that says it's better to break something than sprain something, and that's basically because soft tissue injuries always take lon ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Healing: Depending on the severity of the injury and sprain an ankle sprain may take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to 8-10 weeks.
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