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How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal
A 34-year-old member asked:
Depends on : How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain.
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Dr. Thomas Inwoodanswered
Podiatry 37 years experience
Sprain: Sprains are graded as to their severity . Some sprains can take as long as a fracture to heal and need bandaging and cam walkers or crutches . See... Read More
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupiananswered
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Varies depending on : depending on the severety of the sprain it might take 1-4 weeks. Some sprains may be worse than a fracture.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Robert Hadfieldanswered
Podiatry 15 years experience
4-6 weeks: Sprains generally take 4-6 weeks to heal enough that you don't have much pain. They take about 3 months before the swelling is gone.
3.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
Could take : Upto couple of months really would depend on severity and how adherent you are to the treatment protocol.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Amir Khananswered
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: Most foot sprains heal within days or weeks. Its important that you be evaluated by an orthopedist to rule out a midfoot sprain which can often be mis... Read More
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Jeffrey Bowmananswered
40 years experience
Depends on : Type or grade od sprain. If mild approx 2 weeks, moderate sprain about 3-4 weeks severe or grade 3 6 weeks and sometimes needs surfical repair. See ... Read More
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Bereshanswered
Podiatry 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 23-year-old male asked:
How long would a mid-foot sprain take to heal? i have had pain for over 5 weeks now. there is no swelling but the foot feels unstable and hurts after exercise.
Dr. Julie Abbottanswered
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Stress fracture?: The mid-foot is a common place for a stress fracture. It could be only a sprain/strain, but a stress fracture is possible. While there is commonly pa... Read More
2.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 18-year-old male asked:
I sprained my foot not my ankle its been 3 weeks already and i still feel pain and its a little bit swollen too, how long does it take to heal?
How do you: Know you didn't break or fracture a bone? I think an x-ray would be prudent. Also, at bare minimum the foot should be braced or immobilized.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatisanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Many: Pain, swelling, inability to bear weight (or full weight on the leg, ankle and foot), numbness due to swelling, bruising and an inabilty to wear a sho... Read More
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPManswered
Podiatry 44 years experience
Yes. But a sprain without rehabilitation you are doomed to restraining it again and possibly making the injury worse.
Answered Jun 30, 2022
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Johnanswered
Podiatry 25 years experience
Bad enough: A midfoot sprain can be difficult to recover from. You need to have it evaluated to make sure the common ligament (Lisfranc) isn't damaged. See a foot... Read More
27 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberianswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Should be: Ice u'r foot. Keep it wrapped. Wear comfortable shoes that are not too flat-have good arch support. And take slip in orthotics so u can use in u'r mil... Read More
4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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