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Can you treat a sprained arch of the foot?

Can you treat a sprained arch of the foot?

Yes: May have strained the plantar facial ligament. The usual treatment is to decrease inflammation and improve foot function. Try good shoes and support at all times, ice with frozen water bottle under the arch, antiinflammatories as tolerated and limit weight bearing activity. If persists, see your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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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How do you treat a sprained or torn arch on the bottom of your foot ?

How do you treat a sprained or torn arch on the bottom of your foot ?

R.I.C.E.: If all you have done is sprain it (get it checked out by a professional to rule out a break, dislocation, or major tendon tear), then the basic principles of r.I.C.E will help out. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Stay off your foot for several days-to-weeks, ice the area for 10 min every hour to relieve pain and swelling, use an ace wrap for stability and to reduce swelling, and elevate it. ...Read more

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Arch pain in both feet starting Monday I had aplantar fasia sprain before in right foot but this feels worse. It's dull pain and keeps me up at night?

Arch pain in both feet starting Monday I had aplantar fasia sprain before in right foot but this feels worse. It's dull pain and keeps me up at night?

Varies: There are a number of possible causes, from a more severe injury to the plantar fascia to a n injury to the joints of the midfoot, to even a stress fracture. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Fall month ago, sprained mid foot. Post injury invert foot, have spasms, constant twitching and swelling(with use) in arch. X-ray shows no fracture

Fall month ago, sprained mid foot.  Post injury invert foot, have spasms, constant twitching and swelling(with use)  in arch.  X-ray shows no fracture

Have it evaluated.: It is common for one to experience pain and swelling for several months following an foot or ankle injury. If the pain and swelling persist have it re-evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained foot?

How can you treat my sprained foot?

Follow RICE: Follow the rice protocol rest - ice - compression -elevate consider seeing a foot and ankle specialist to make sure all you did was sprain it and did not do something more serious. ...Read more

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Pain in ankle all the time when bend foot forward... Worse in morning. Could this be a sprain that wasn't treated?

Pain in ankle all the time when bend foot forward... Worse in morning. Could this be a sprain that wasn't treated?

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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