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On average, how long will a sprained foot take to heal?

On average, how long will a sprained foot take to heal?

Ankle sprain: Severe ankle sprains could take 6 to 8 weeks for the pain to resolve. The best thing to do to treat the ankle sprain as quickly as possible is to rest, ice, compress, and elevate the ankle on a daily basis. You may want to also use an ankle brace to help stabilize the ankle to allow ligaments to heal.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How long does it take for a moderate ankle sprain to recover? I have had a history of foot and ankle problems over the past 20 years.

How long does it take for a moderate ankle sprain to recover? I have had a history of foot and ankle problems over the past 20 years.

4-6 weeks: Recovery times vary from person to person but 4-6 weeks is average. It is very important to rest and immobilize your ankle at first for proper recovery and ligament healing. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.

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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.

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How long does it take for a sprain knee to heel, I'm going on a week and still in pain, it doesn't hurt to much to walk just to get up or down, kneel.

How long does it take for a sprain knee to heel, I'm going on a week and still in pain, it doesn't hurt to much to walk just to get up or down, kneel.

Knee Sprain: Untreated knee sprains can take forever to heal. Once the knee goes more than 45 degrees bent, you will feel it more because of the swelling. You should have an orthopedist check it out. Dr Rich Blake

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For how long does it take a hand sprain to heel?

For how long does it take a hand sprain to heel?

May vary: Depends on the location and severity of injury. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.

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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.

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.

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Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can I damage further trying to walk

Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can I damage further trying to walk

Ankle sprain: Normal healing of a sprained ankle takes several weeks (on average). If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a "normal" sprain. Yes, a sprain can get worse. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps!

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How long should I take off work for if I have an ankle sprain and lower leg muscle tear?

Depends...: On the severity of the injuries and the type of job that you have.

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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.

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My son's sprain on right foot 6 weeks ago still very painful. How long before it heals completly?

My son's sprain on right foot 6 weeks ago still very painful. How long before it heals completly?

Depends on severity: Pain and swelling is normal and may last for several months after an injury. Recovery depends on the location and type of fracture, the individuals healing ability, and the treatment. Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, and good nutrition. Consult with your physician and get their advice.

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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.

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Sprained foot 12 weeks ago. Still swells & hurts. How long will this go on?

Sprained foot 12 weeks ago. Still swells & hurts. How long will this go on?

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.

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I have a sprained left foot, in the area of the third metatarsal. I want to know what I can do and how long should I wait to exercise.

I have a sprained left foot, in the area of the third metatarsal. I want to know what I can do and how long should I wait to exercise.

Rest, ice, compress: The standard treatment for a sprain is to rest from aggravating activity, ice, compress, and elevate to reduce swelling. You should use crutches and keep weight off of it until bearing weight is no longer painful. Ice at least twice/day for 15-20 minutes to help decrease pain & swelling. Compress with a wrap, etc. Elevate it above the level of your heart (i.e. lay flat w/foot up). NSAIDs for pain.

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Can I take combiflam as a painkiller for my heel sprain?

Combiflam: Combiflam is a combination of tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen, which would work well in helping with the pain and inflammation related to your injury.

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