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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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