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Torn ligament in foot..How long will it take to heal?

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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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more


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Torn ligament in foot, still sore 3 months later. What is taking so long to heal?

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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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...

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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Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?

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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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?

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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I have a minor fracture and a torn ligament in my foot. How long until i can dance?

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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I have a torn ligament in my foot on top of the ankle joint. How should I walk? Do i bend the ankle or keep it straight while taking a step?

I have a torn ligament in my foot on top of the ankle joint. How should I walk? Do i bend the ankle or keep it straight while taking a step?

Shouldn't be walking: If you have a torn ligament then your foot should be in a brace or a cast until you are seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Keep the foot at a 90 degree angle constantly gives it a better chance of holding together and healing. This cannot be accomplished without some external structure. ...Read more

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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