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How might you heal a sprained ankle fast?

How might you heal a sprained ankle fast?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...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


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What should I do to make a sprained ankle heal fast?

What should I do to make a sprained ankle heal fast?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How do I make my sprained foot heal faster?

How do I make my sprained foot heal 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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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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What is the shortest amount of time for a sprained foot to heal?

What is the shortest amount of time for a sprained foot to heal?

Sprain: Sprains of the foot can take anywhere from the couple of days up to eight weeks for the symptoms to resolve. If the symptoms do not resolve and are not improving you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...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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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

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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If I sprained my ankle last week, do I have to keep my foot elevated? What does this do to help it heal?

If I sprained my ankle last week, do I have to keep my foot elevated? What does this do to help it heal?

Maybe: Elevation helps to reduce swelling and somewhat immobilizes the foot and ankle. If you can walk on it and there is not much pain I would use a compression wrap and walk as tolerated. ...Read more

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What do they do at the hospital for a sprained foot. Besides rice and crutches what do they put on your foot to help it heal?

What do they do at the hospital for a sprained foot. Besides rice and crutches what do they put on your foot to help it heal?

Walking boot: A walking boot can help to immobilize the foot better than RICE alone. Plus seeing a doctor can help you determine the diagnosis is actually a foot sprain. I recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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While playing football I got ankle sprained.My whole foot is paining too much, how can I recover from it fast?

While playing football I got ankle sprained.My whole foot is paining too much, how can I recover from it fast?

See a doctor soon.: Did this just happen or was it some time ago? You need to make sure that this is just a sprain and not a torn ligament or tendon. That would be the first thing. Your recovery would depend on whatever management may be required. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago but still have little swelling and pain when i walk or move my foot. How much time should it take to heal and how?

I sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago but still have little swelling and pain when i walk or move my foot. How much time should it take to heal and how?

Depends on cause: It really depends on what happened. The best way to find out is with MRI. Ultrasound of the veins to make sure no post traumatic DVT is also necessary. Joint fluid and tendon or ligament damage can then be seen ...Read more

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