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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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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...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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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 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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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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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 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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What do they do at the hospital for a the treatment for a sprained foot besides RICE AND CRUTCHES what do they out on your foot to help it heal?

What do they do at the hospital for a the treatment for a sprained foot besides RICE AND CRUTCHES what do they out on your foot to help it heal?

Physical Therapy: If your sprain is severe enough that you are unable to bear weight, then physical therapy can significantly accelerate the healing process, utilizing ultrasound, TENS, Ice baths, massage, balance exercises, and range of motion. Ask your dr about a Physical Therapy referral. ...Read more

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