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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing whenever possible.
Once
Don't wear tight garments
Once
Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Elevate feet
1 Hrs, Daily, forever
Take your blood pressure
2x day
Reduce salt intake in your diet
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Use support stocking if you'll be on your feet for long periods
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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Walk
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Elevate legs
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Don't add salt to your food
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Get urine tested for protein
2x year
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Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation. If swelling is severe i would recommend crutches with no weight bearing. If numbness is being felt, the bandage may be on to tight and you need to let the doctor know, . ...Read more

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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