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Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Yes: There are multiple possible causes of pain in that region ranging from plantar fasciitis to a pinched nerve to a sprain. See a sports med doc for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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I sprained my foot and my instep and side part hurts?? is my leg broken?? and what to do

I sprained my foot and my instep and side part hurts?? is my leg broken?? and what to do

Need an xray: The best way to tell if there is a broken bone is with an x-ray. A sprain is when you damage the ligaments around a joint and there are many along your instep. I recommend you see a podiatrist for x-rays and examination. ...Read more

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Sprained my foot right on the instep. .got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Sprained my foot right on the instep. .got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Blood clot/thinners?: F or unknown age, ethnicity, smoking Hx or Medical Hx asks: Sprained my foot right on the instep. .got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway? ANS: this is not a simple question. Did you have clots go to your lungs or a blood clot problem or are U on BCP? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours live! ...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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How can I know is foot is sprained?

How can I know is foot is sprained?

If it hurts: If you recall the actual injury, if it is swollen... ...Read more

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Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Depends on severity: If you have pain and swelling you may still want leave it on. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How would you know if your foot is sprained or broken?

How would you know if your foot is sprained or broken?

See your doctor: It can be hard to tell the difference between a bad sprain or a fracture (broken bone). A simple x-ray of the foot can help your doctor determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal my sprained foot faster?

What is commonly used to heal my sprained foot faster?

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 more

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What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

Many: Pain, swelling, inability to bear weight (or full weight on the leg, ankle and foot), numbness due to swelling, bruising and an inabilty to wear a shoe or sneaker due to the above. Foot sprains range from minor to very serious so get checked. Feel better. ...Read more

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How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

Doctor: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to make sure it is just a sprain and to see if a boot is really necessary. ...Read more

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How long does a bad foot sprain take to heal?

How long does a bad foot sprain take to heal?

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 more

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I have sprain foot .I fell down in the stairs.?

I have sprain foot .I fell down in the stairs.?

Maybe: It is possible that after falling down the stairs you could have sprained something in your foot. A physician would have to see your foot to be sure you didn't break one of the bones in your foot. If there is something else you would like to know, please ask! ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me have i broken or sprained my foot?

Can you tell me have i broken or sprained my foot?

I can't tell: You but if you visited a doctor in person they could tell you. Xrays help identify fractures. ...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