A 42-year-old member asked:
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i was diagnosed with a sprain in the ligaments around my tarsal bones, what is the best treatment?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: Most mid foot sprains can be treated with ri ce, rest/ice/compression/elevation, as previously recommended. I do want you to be aware that there is a much more significant injury that can occur referred to as a lis franc sprain. This would be felt more on the medial (inner) aspect of the mid foot. It requires more intensive treatment ; at a minimum immobilization and in some cases surgery.
Answered on Jan 23, 2019

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