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Medicine For Foot Sprain
Many: Pain, swelling, inability to bear weight (or full weight on the leg, ankle and foot), numbness due to swelling, bruising and an inabilty to wear a shoe or sneaker due to the above. Foot sprains range from minor to very serious so get checked. Feel better. ...Read more
-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
Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more
Needs more time: I have had to deal with sprains personally a number of times. I like using an an elastic ankle support that you find at almost any drugstore for at least 3 weeks or more. The sprain is from a partial tear of a ligament. At this stage it is more susceptible to another tear. As long as it is getting better, you should be able to return to full exercise tolerance by the time you are back at camp. ...Read more
Son's ankle and foot sprain still painful after almost 5 weeks. Doesn't seem to be healing right. Is another X-ray necessary at this point?
See an Ortho Surgeon: He needs to be re-evaluated to ensure another injury is not also present, and to modify treatment to properly address ongoing symptoms (if needed). Bracing may be needed, etc. Re-imaging with x-rays or other imaging modalities may be needed based on physical examination findings. ...Read more
I had a BAD foot sprain resulting in a bone spur which caused my foot to snap whenever I moved it and pain. Can spurs like this come from injury?
Some sprains are severe and can pull bone at attachment sites
In general spurs can also come without association with any injury. So it depends on which ligament and where the spur is in your case. ...Read more
I had a bad foot sprain leading to formation of a bone spur that grew into one of my tendons causing pain/snapping. Had it removed. Could it return?
Maybe: I'm not certain we have all of the information but it sounds like this could possibly occur again depending on what the clinical setting is. Your physician knows more about your total case he or she would be the best person to discuss this question with ...Read more
Doc wants me walking in the boot with a mild foot sprain, will this make it better or worse? What is the fastest way to recover?
Better: The boot helps to hold your foot in a good position so that the ligaments can heal. ...Read more
Severe foot sprain, in cam boot since 1/24 until 3/6. Gradually increasing weight bearing & going to pt. What is typical time until completely healed?
How long would a mid-foot sprain take to heal? I have had pain for over 5 weeks now. There is no swelling but the foot feels unstable and hurts after exercise.
Re-Evaluate.: Mid-foot sprains need to evaluated with a higher degree of focus. It is not unusual to have foot immobilized for 5 weeks followed by varying degrees of boots and walkers. If your foot was not evaluated by a specialist in mid foot injuries, then you need to find one, more sooner than later. This is one of those instances where it is better to over treat than under treat. ...Read more
Light foot sprain yesterday with popping sound. Moderate pain / swelling but not unbearable. Is minor popping when walking normal?
Probably OK but if not improving please go to the nearest Emergency facility for care.
Should work out OK. If too troubling please have someone take you to the ER! ...Read more
Basic in 3 weeks-mild foot sprain-doc ruled out all fractures and tears. Will I be good in 3 weeks? When should I start walking?
Midfoot sprains take a bit longer to get over than ankle sprains. As long as the clinical exam X-rays +- MRI/CT do not show signs of instability.
Best is to wear a stiff shoed shoe that laces up (to accommodate swelling). The stiff sole prevent you from putting stress on the healing ligaments. Most people walk 5-10, 000 stapes a day. ...Read more
DVT/FOOT SPRAIN: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot (hypercoagulabe state). A foot sprain should not cause a DVT or have any relationship to it unless the sprain is treated by casting or prolonged immobilization. In this particular case, then stasis could lead to clotting. ...Read more
Is there any way I can test to see whether the pain in my foot is either a stress fracture or foot sprain?
Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.
Trauma pain: With a navicular avulsion fracture and bilateral sprains, I would not recommend doing squats or being active over the next 6 weeks. If you continue to have pain in your knee you definitely should be evaluated in person and have radiographs as well! ...Read more
Foot sprain 6 mths ago. Wore brace for 4wks. Still swells often. Little tenderness/tingling if I push on the top middle of foot. Last few days semi painful foot spasms along the outer side of my foot. Probably still healing but Would Brace help now?
Orthotics: Almost any good arch support can help by providing cushioning and correcting foot position ...Read more
Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?
Yes: Bruising or hematoma from the injury fracture can take several weeks to months to resolve as deep injuries may time to resolve. You may have some residual swelling from the fracture healing with localized discoloration for several months. ...Read more
Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??
It takes about 6-8: Weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more
I can't tell: You but if you visited a doctor in person they could tell you. Xrays help identify fractures. ...Read more
Xray: You need an xray to determine if your foot is broken. I recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Get an x-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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?
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