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What is the shortest amount of time for a sprained foot to heal?

What is the shortest amount of time for a sprained foot to heal?

Sprain: Sprains of the foot can take anywhere from the couple of days up to eight weeks for the symptoms to resolve. If the symptoms do not resolve and are not improving you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprained foot to heal?

How long does it take for a sprained foot to heal?

Varies depending on : depending on the severety of the sprain it might take 1-4 weeks. Some sprains may be worse than a fracture. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest at beginning of injury
Once
Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
Once
Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
Once
Keep injury elevated
Once
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How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal?

How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal?

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. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest
Once
Ice your ankle
Once
Use compression
Once
Elevate your ankle
Once
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How long should a third degree foot sprain take to heal?

How long should a third degree foot sprain take to heal?

Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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If I sprained my ankle last week, do I have to keep my foot elevated? What does this do to help it heal?

If I sprained my ankle last week, do I have to keep my foot elevated? What does this do to help it heal?

Maybe: Elevation helps to reduce swelling and somewhat immobilizes the foot and ankle. If you can walk on it and there is not much pain I would use a compression wrap and walk as tolerated. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Ice
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Elevate
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Provide compression with a brace/wrap
12 Hrs, Daily for 1 week
See a specialist to differentiate sprain versus tear of the ligament
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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?

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. ...Read more

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