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I have sprain foot .I fell down in the stairs.?

I have sprain foot .I fell down in the stairs.?

Maybe: It is possible that after falling down the stairs you could have sprained something in your foot. A physician would have to see your foot to be sure you didn't break one of the bones in your foot. If there is something else you would like to know, please ask! ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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My foot was forced to point hard while falling down stairs. It felt crunchy in the Achilles area and the pain is constant. Could it be sprained?

My foot was forced to point hard while falling down stairs. It felt crunchy in the Achilles area and the pain is constant. Could it be sprained?

Yes: More likely you ruptured the Plantaris tendon which is a "violin string" like vestigial tendon running UNDER the Achilles In any case Ice Elevation first 48 hours then Heat and elevation. If there is bruising this will confirm this online Diagnosis Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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So I fell down the stairs at my mother's house, and I heard my bones crack and pop in my right foot. Is it sprained or broken? It hurts when I walk.

So I fell down the stairs at my mother's house, and I heard my bones crack and pop in my right foot. Is it sprained or broken? It hurts when I walk.

Get a X-ray: If you heard a crack and you can not put a lot of weight on your foot. If your foot iis bruised and swollen, it would be prudent to get your foot X-rayed to see if you fractured your foot. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, was seen. Said I have a sprain. Bottom and top of foot hurt. Shin where I have carpet burn feels warm to touch and numb. No xray.

Fell down stairs, was seen. Said I have a sprain. Bottom and top of foot hurt. Shin where I have carpet burn feels warm to touch and numb. No xray.

Be patient: It sounds like you have a bad sprain and some associated numbness where you got the rug burn, and most likely had some superficial nerves damaged in the scrape. If the rug burn starts to get redder and spread, the warmth gets worse, it starts to drain pus, than it may be getting infected, so seek help again in that case. Otherwise, time will heal your wounds. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Slid down 2-3 stairs stayed on feet. Outside rt foot hurts when i move my foot but no swelling haven't been on feet yet. Break possible or sprain?

Slid down 2-3 stairs stayed on feet. Outside rt foot hurts when i move my foot but no swelling haven't been on feet yet. Break possible or sprain?

Yes: 5th metatarsal fractures esp. @ the base of the bone are common.Even if you are able to put some weight on your foot you should get an x-ray .A sprain of the peroneal tendons is possible but an examination and x-rays by your ors ( orthopedic surgeon) is best. Good luck! ...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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Sprained foot & ankle a mo ago in fall down stairs. Xray neg for fracture so far. Top of foot still so sore I can barely touch. Is this normal?

Sprained foot & ankle a mo ago in fall down stairs. Xray neg for fracture so far.  Top of foot still so sore I can barely touch. Is this normal?

Not normal: This is a common complaint seen in the urgent care center. If your foot or ankle is still hurting after 1 month, it is likely fractured and missed on the initial XRAY read or re-injured due to improper immobilization of the original sprain. You foot needs re-evaluation, a repeat XRAY, and a proper orthopedic shoe with Ortho follow-up +/- Physical Therapy. See your doctor today. ...Read more

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Should i see an ortho foot specialist or physical therapist? Three weeks ago i sprained my foot. I tripped running up stairs outside the school and basically kicked the concrete step full force. I knew immediately i hurt my foot. My dr x-rayed a few days

Should i see an ortho foot specialist or physical therapist? Three weeks ago i sprained my foot. I tripped running up stairs outside the school and basically kicked the concrete step full force. I knew immediately i hurt my foot. My dr x-rayed a few days

A : A small, hairline fracture might very well not show up on an x-ray, especially an x-ray that was taken only a few days after the injury. If your foot still hurts past the 2 week mark, the protocol is to take a second set of x-rays and look for bone callus, this white, fuzzy looking stuff that is seen around a healing fracture. It takes 14 days for bone callus to be visible on x-ray (and you still may not see the fracture line). So i would go back to your doctor and have it re-x-rayed and look for bone callus. If your second set of x-rays fail to show any bone callus and you're still having pain, swelling, etc., an MRI would show any soft tissue damage that might be present (and also wouldn't show up on an x-ray). I would caution against taking Ibuprofen continually. One of the stages of bone (and wound) healing is the inflammatory stage. You need a certain amount of inflammation in order to heal. If you constantly take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen, you will suppress or delay healing. Stick with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) and if tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't sufficient to reduce your pain, ask for a narcotic combination with the tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) like tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. Hope this helps. Feel better! ...Read more

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I was going downstairs and i fell down . There is a swell on my foot right now, but it hurts like i sprained my foot. What do I do?

I was going downstairs and i fell down . There is a swell on my foot right now, but it hurts like i sprained my foot. What do I do?

Get it looked at ...: The usual remedies ... Stay off of it, rest, ice, compression, elevation. Get it evaluated. The sooner you get it looked at the more likely you are to make a speedier recovery. ...Read more

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I fell down my last step in my house. My side of my foot is hurting bad. I can barly move my last 2 toes did i brake something or is ir just a sprain?

Maybe: With toe, foot sprains and injuries is not laways easy to differentiate one from the other. The best way to know is with a physical examination and x-ray to rule out a fracture. Hope this helps. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more