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How do you treat a sprained or torn arch on the bottom of your foot ?

How do you treat a sprained or torn arch on the bottom of your foot ?

R.I.C.E.: If all you have done is sprain it (get it checked out by a professional to rule out a break, dislocation, or major tendon tear), then the basic principles of r.I.C.E will help out. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Stay off your foot for several days-to-weeks, ice the area for 10 min every hour to relieve pain and swelling, use an ace wrap for stability and to reduce swelling, and elevate it. ...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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Mild sprained on outside right ankle 5 days ago. Much better but woke up with extreme pain in my arch. What could it be.

Mild sprained on outside right ankle 5 days ago. Much better but woke up with extreme pain in my arch. What could it be.

Abnormal gait: If it was quite painful that made u hobble about and caused u 2 limp u may have caused some abnormal stress on the foot and now r feeling it, or u may have injured ur mid foot also . Best 2 use crutches 4 a while & rest the extremity, and ice, elevate and b sure to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon 4 ur care. . ...Read more

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Can you treat a sprained arch of the foot?

Can you treat a sprained arch of the foot?

Yes: May have strained the plantar facial ligament. The usual treatment is to decrease inflammation and improve foot function. Try good shoes and support at all times, ice with frozen water bottle under the arch, antiinflammatories as tolerated and limit weight bearing activity. If persists, see your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Arch pain in both feet starting Monday I had aplantar fasia sprain before in right foot but this feels worse. It's dull pain and keeps me up at night?

Arch pain in both feet starting Monday I had aplantar fasia sprain before in right foot but this feels worse. It's dull pain and keeps me up at night?

Varies: There are a number of possible causes, from a more severe injury to the plantar fascia to a n injury to the joints of the midfoot, to even a stress fracture. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Had a severe ankle sprain with MASSIVE swelling > 6 wks ago. Pain not improved. No fracture. Still mod swollen. now pain in arch too. What is this?

Had a severe ankle sprain with MASSIVE swelling  > 6 wks ago. Pain not improved. No fracture. Still mod swollen. now pain in arch too. What is this?

See details: This is a severe sprain with the possibility of a fracture. Have the ankle evaluated and x rayed. Severe sprains are best tested with immobilization. ...Read more

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