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How Long Does A Sprained Foot Take To Heel
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks.
How long does it takes a grade 2 sprain to heal? I had my sprain from january but am feeling pain wen I put my foot under heavy things and try to lift
Depends on severity.: Could take weeks to months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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 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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: On the severity of the injuries and the type of job that you have.
Foot sprain: You should be able to use your foot very quickly. It all depends how much pain you have.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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