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Broken Foot Sprain Ankle Recovery
X-ray: Is next logical step....Get a more detailed answer ›
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Bone vs ligament: "broken" usually refers to the presence of a fracture or crack in a bone while "sprained" refers to an injury to the ligaments that hold bones together. There are 27 bones in the foot available to be "broken" and 27+ ligaments that can be "sprained". ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son's ankle and foot sprain still painful after almost 5 weeks. Doesn't seem to be healing right . Is another X-ray necessary at this point ?
See an Ortho Surgeon: He needs to be re-evaluated to ensure another injury is not also present, and to modify treatment to properly address ongoing symptoms (if needed). Bracing may be needed, etc. Re-imaging with x-rays or other imaging modalities may be needed based on physical examination findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.
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?
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a BAD foot sprain resulting in a bone spur which caused my foot to snap whenever I moved it and pain. Can spurs like this come from injury?
I had a bad foot sprain leading to formation of a bone spur that grew into one of my tendons causing pain/snapping. Had it removed. Could it return?
Maybe: I'm not certain we have all of the information but it sounds like this could possibly occur again depending on what the clinical setting is. Your physician knows more about your total case he or she would be the best person to discuss this question with ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
Doc wants me walking in the boot with a mild foot sprain, will this make it better or worse? What is the fastest way to recover?
Severe foot sprain, in cam boot since 1/24 until 3/6. Gradually increasing weight bearing & going to pt. What is typical time until completely healed?
How long would a mid-foot sprain take to heal? I have had pain for over 5 weeks now. There is no swelling but the foot feels unstable and hurts after exercise.
Re-Evaluate.: Mid-foot sprains need to evaluated with a higher degree of focus. It is not unusual to have foot immobilized for 5 weeks followed by varying degrees of boots and walkers. If your foot was not evaluated by a specialist in mid foot injuries, then you need to find one, more sooner than later. This is one of those instances where it is better to over treat than under treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment options. Remember rest ice compression and elevation until looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Light foot sprain yesterday with popping sound. Moderate pain / swelling but not unbearable. Is minor popping when walking normal?
Minor popping: Probably OK but if not improving please go to the nearest Emergency facility for care. Should work out OK. If too troubling please have someone take you to the ER! ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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