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do you need crutches for a sprained foot

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Crutches: Sorry about the sprained foot! You will get better over time but just how long is hard to decide. I suspect you will see physical therapist as well a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A sprained ankle can: B anywhere from a grd 1 which does not disrupt the ligamentous structure, grd 2 is more serious, & there is tearing of fibers in the ligamentous s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle sprain : You can always use crutches if you feel safe and unsteady on your feet. Typically crutches aren't needed after a typical ankle sprain. Only an over th ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Usually it is: Wrapped with an ace bandage or the likes, perhaps an unna boot. Keep in mind a hospital is for emergencies. A sprained ankle for the most part can be ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Likely.: Do not bear weight it if hurts. If the pain and/or swelling is severe, get checked, to be sure you don;t have a fracture. Pain with weight bearing me ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
If just a sprain.: I am not sure of the sprained area as described. It sounds as though the sprain may involve either the metatarsal phalangeal or the metatarsal tarsal ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes and x-rays: If you can not weight bear, then you need to be examined and have x-rays to evaluate for fractures and signs of a severe sprain. A boot and crutches w ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
In another : Question you mention you suffered an injury of a fellow cheerleader landing on your foot - not sure why you keep repeating the same question. You inju ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on type: A sprain by definition is an injury to the ligament complex. A sprain can mild, moderate or severe. The answer to your question depends on the sever ... Read More
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