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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

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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Do you think I should be using crutches for a sprained foot?

Do you think I should be using crutches for a sprained foot?

Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves. ...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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How can I tell if I have broken or sprained my foot?

How can I tell if I have broken or sprained my foot?

Xray: You need an xray to determine if your foot is broken. I recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you sprained or fractured your foot?

How can you tell if you sprained or fractured your foot?

Get an X-ray: Sometimes it's hard to differentiate. Getting x-rays will clear up any confusion. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if my foot is sprained, strained or broken?

How do I know if my foot is sprained, strained or broken?

Foot injury: The best way to know the severity of your foot injury is to see a podiatrist for further valuation. You may need x-rays or a MRI performed. ...Read more

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I sprained my foot and can't rotate it. What should I do?

I sprained my foot and can't rotate it. What should I do?

Get an x-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sprained foot 5days ago still can not move toes is this normal?

Sprained foot: Usually it gets better each day. So having problems at day 5 is an issue. I would have this checked out perhaps start pt. ...Read more

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If I sprained my foot how long will it take to completely heal?

If I sprained my foot how long will it take to completely heal?

Hard to say.: It depends on the type and severity of the sprain. Midfoot sprains are particularly difficult and could take months to heal. Forefoot sprains can take 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long before I can start using my foot after a slight sprain?

How long before I can start using my foot after a slight sprain?

Foot sprain: You should be able to use your foot very quickly. It all depends how much pain you have. ...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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What is the main difference between a broken foot and a sprained foot?

What is the main difference between a broken foot and a sprained foot?

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 more

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