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How long does it take for swelling to go down on a broken foot?

How long does it take for swelling to go down on a broken foot?

It depends: It will depend on whether the fracture is stable and immobilized properly. As it heals and stays in position, the swelling should begin to subside. Time varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more


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How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

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How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

It depends: Courtney, The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, compress (ace wrap), ice (frozen peas), and elevate. Avoid running or jumping until symptoms resolve. If you are not better in 2 weeks, visit your doctor, because further testing may be needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

If you have: Significant swelling due to a sunburn- this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toe swelling to go down?

How long does it take for toe swelling to go down?

It depends: On what caused it. For example toe swelling as a post op complication is difficult to get rid of and takes a long time. Toes can be wrapped ( be careful not to cut off circulation) with a material like coban, or coflex one inch. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after a nosejob?

A year: The most swelling will resolve within weeks to months but all swelling takes an entire year. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after a scapho-lunate ligament sprain?

How long does it take for swelling to go down after a scapho-lunate ligament sprain?

Depends...: Scapholunate ligaments typically tear; however a sprain can occur. Because the normal alignment of your carpal bones has changed you may always notice a difference in the size of your wrist. You should notice a decrease in the swelling if you keep your wrist immobilized within a few weeks of injury. If swelling or pain persists, following up with your hand surgeon is imperitive. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cellulitis swelling in foot to go down?

How long does it take for cellulitis swelling in foot to go down?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down on a foot tattoo?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down on a foot tattoo?

Less than a week : There is not much soft tissue so it is more sensitive on the foot. It depends how deep they went and if they ushered black ink because black ink penetrates deeper and uses a different needle so swells and hurts more. If only colored ink most of the swelling gone3 days but still sore. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down following a boob job?

How long does it take for swelling to go down following a boob job?

About ...: 3 weeks for the swelling to resolve, and 2-3 months for the tissue to relax and the implant settles into its final position ; shape. ...Read more

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How long does it take a swollen lip to go down?

How long does it take a swollen lip to go down?

Depends on cause: If due to infected tooth, tooth needs treatment for swelling to resolve. If due to trauma, varies with amount of damage. Are you taking any medications? ...Read more

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After a c-section, how long does it take for feet swelling to go down?

After a c-section, how long does it take for feet swelling  to go down?

Few days.: Regardless of mode of delivery (vaginal or abdominal), the excess fluid of pregnancy gets mobilized and diuresed within a few days in normal circumstances. If you have obesity, heart/kidney failure that is not the case and a specialist in high-risk obstetrics should be managing you closely. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg ?

6-12 months: After a fracture in the lower extremity, swelling is normal for the first 4 months. After that the swelling is typically intermittent but can last longer and occasionally up to 12 months. Check with your physician for certain exercises to do for reducing some of the swelling. ...Read more

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How long does it take for edema to go down post-surgery?

How long does it take for edema to go down post-surgery?

4wk to 1 year: Variable depending on the body site. The extremities including fingers, hands and feet can be about 4 weeks, and the face and nose can take all the way up to 1 year depending on the extent of the surgery. Best is to discuss with the surgeon who did your surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take the welling on an ankle sprain to go away?

How long does it take the welling on an ankle sprain to go away?

Depends on sprain: Severity. Rice. Rest- 24-48hrs. Avoid activities w use of ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- wrap foot, ankle ; lower leg w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. See dr if pain ; swelling not improving. ...Read more

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How long does it take foot swelling to go down after starting hydrochlorothiazide?

How long does it take foot swelling to go down after starting hydrochlorothiazide?

?: Hydrochlorothiazide is not necessarily going to resolve the foot swelling. If the swelling is in the foot alone, you should find out the actual cause of the swelling. Foot swelling is a symptom not a disease that's treated with diuretics. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lip swelling to go down?

How long does it take for lip swelling to go down?

Depends: It depends on why it is swollen. You have to know the cause before we can talk recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go after an rolling inwards ankle sprain?

How long does it take for swelling to go after an rolling inwards ankle sprain?

Varies: It depends on how much damage was done and the degree of swelling. The more you elevate the quicker it will resolve. Could take days to weeks. ...Read more

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How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read more

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