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How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
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.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 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

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
Family Medicine 40 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.
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Could take : Upto couple of months really would depend on severity and how adherent you are to the treatment protocol.
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 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
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. VIMAL Reddy
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sprain: A typical mild sprain will take about 2-3 weeks to resolve. Make sure you start the healing process with rest, ice, elevation, and protection of the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
RICE: Unfortunately, only time will heal a sprain. Simple things like rest, ice packs, compression wraps and elevation are helpful in the immediate setting.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery 32 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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 23 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

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