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how long does it take for a foot sprain to heal

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
39 years experience Family Medicine
Varies depending on : depending on the severety of the sprain it might take 1-4 weeks. Some sprains may be worse than a fracture.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could take : Upto couple of months really would depend on severity and how adherent you are to the treatment protocol.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
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.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. VIMAL Reddy
19 years experience Podiatry
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
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

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