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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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Torn ligament in foot..How long will it take to heal?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Torn ligament in foot..How long will it take to heal?

Depends on which one: Is it, how badly is it torn. Generally it'll take about 8-12 weeks. Discuss it with your surgeon, as he can provide you with precise information. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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Torn ligament in foot, still sore 3 months later. What is taking so long to heal?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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Torn ligament in foot, still sore 3 months later. What is taking so long to heal?

It would be better: If you specified which ligament. One of the reasons for a delay in improvement is the fact we walk on feet and use them when walking. This may cause delayed healing. There is a possibility of an occult or hidden injury as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
30 years in practice
3M people helped
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What can be reasons for top of foot to not heal after 3 surgeries for torn ligament? Bumps on bottom of foot that itch. Dr suggests another surgery...

Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
30 years in practice
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What can be reasons for top of foot to not heal after 3 surgeries for torn ligament? Bumps on bottom of foot that itch. Dr suggests another surgery...

Torn ligament: There are many reasons for poor healing . Speak openly with your surgeon for the best guidance. The itchy bumps may be athlete's foot - see your podiatrist for that as well . Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
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Could swelling in my left foot be a symptom of a torn ligament?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
Could swelling in my left foot be a symptom of a torn ligament?

Yes: There would usually be pain associated with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Board Certified, Podiatry
13 years in practice
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Is it asvisable to make my own soft cast for a torn ligament in my foot?

Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Board Certified, Podiatry
13 years in practice
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Is it asvisable to make my own soft cast for a torn ligament in my foot?

Not sure: Which ligament is torn? Its better to see a doctor for application of any cast. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Organ
Board Certified, Wound care
49 years in practice
28K people helped
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Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?

Dr. Philip Organ
Board Certified, Wound care
49 years in practice
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Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?

Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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I just got a steroid injection for a torn ligament. Today I can't put all of my weight on my foot without getting sever pain in the front and my heel.

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
277K people helped
I just got a steroid injection for a torn ligament. Today I can't put all of my weight on my foot without getting sever pain in the front and my heel.

Steroid injection: A steroid injection for a torn ligament is usually not the best treatment. Rest, ice,compression and elevation with immobilization is the standard treatment for a ligament tear. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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I just got a steroid injection for a torn ligament. Today I can't put all of my weight on my foot and I get severe pain in the front and my heel.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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I just got a steroid injection for a torn ligament. Today I can't put all of my weight on my foot and I get severe pain in the front and my heel.

What ligament: Was torn? How do you know it was torn? Injections have some good and some bad associated with them, without getting into that immobilization or a period of non weight bearing MIT be smart if a ligament is torn, continued walking will not give it a chance to heal even if it was injected. Ice region of pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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Tripped down stairs and foot rolled in about 2 months ago.Saw a doc said sprain-torn ligament, no x-rays. In pain when i wear heels, is this normal?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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Tripped down stairs and foot rolled in about 2 months ago.Saw a doc said sprain-torn ligament, no x-rays. In pain when i wear heels, is this normal?

Have it evaluated: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Eugene Batelli
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
345K people helped
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I have a minor fracture and a torn ligament in my foot. How long until i can dance?

Dr. Eugene Batelli
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
345K people helped
I have a minor fracture and a torn ligament in my foot. How long until i can dance?

Minor fx? : Never heard that before. If u have a fracture u need to rest it, immobilize it, and limit activity until it heals. ...Read more

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