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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 immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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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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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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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 Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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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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