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Calcification on side of foot from sprain 3 wks ago. Can anything be done to make it go away? My doctor says its something i'll have to live with

Calcification on side of foot from sprain 3 wks ago. Can anything be done to make it go away? My doctor says its something i'll have to live with

No I do not agree: How was this diagnosed? Xray? Did he also say arthritis? I do not know how old you are but you can try lavender epsom salt soaks and ibuprofen. and I would get a second opinion ...Read more

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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If I sprained my foot 2 1/2 months ago and it still feel the same, what do I need to do? The pain is on the side of my left foot

If I sprained my foot 2 1/2 months ago and it still feel the same, what do I need to do? The pain is on the side of my left foot

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a an injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sprained my foot 6 weeks ago and had a knot come up on the side. Today it has gone down but is still there. It is hard and tender?

Sprained my foot 6 weeks ago and had a knot come up on the side. Today it has gone down but is still there. It is hard and tender?

Knot: Ankle sprains can cause more than just ligament injury. Sometimes tendons in the same area can also become injured. Tendon injuries can lead to conditions known as ganglionic cyst. As ganglionic cyst mature they change from a soft spongy type of structure to a smaller hard structure. Sometimes they will clear on their own while others will require medical attention. ...Read more

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I sprained my foot 6 weeks ago and had a knot come up on the side. Today it has gone down but is still there. It is hard and tender. What should I do?

I sprained my foot 6 weeks ago and had a knot come up on the side. Today it has gone down but is still there. It is hard and tender. What should I do?

See a Podiatrist: It could be several things. Most likely you have a ganglion cyst. It could be something worse, like a torn tendon, or broken displaced bone. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I sprained my foot and my instep and side part hurts?? is my leg broken?? and what to do

I sprained my foot and my instep and side part hurts?? is my leg broken?? and what to do

Need an xray: The best way to tell if there is a broken bone is with an x-ray. A sprain is when you damage the ligaments around a joint and there are many along your instep. I recommend you see a podiatrist for x-rays and examination. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

What are the symptomsof a 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

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How long does a bad foot sprain take to heal?

How long does a bad foot sprain take to heal?

Depends on: Type or grade od sprain. If mild approx 2 weeks, moderate sprain about 3-4 weeks severe or grade 3 6 weeks and sometimes needs surfical repair. See podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment options. Remember rest ice compression and elevation until looked at. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal?

How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal?

Depends on: How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain. ...Read more

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How long should a third degree foot sprain take to heal?

How long should a third degree foot sprain take to heal?

Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

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

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Mild foot sprain, I've got 2 1/2 weeks til basic training, resting for a week. Am I ok possibly?

Mild foot sprain, I've got 2 1/2 weeks til basic training, resting for a week. Am I ok possibly?

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

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Does an ankle or a foot sprain all ways swell up?

Does an ankle or a foot sprain all ways swell up?

Typically: Whenever you sprain your ankle or your foot, there is going to be an inflammatory reaction which causes swelling and pain. You may not appreciate the swelling if it is mild and the swelling will depend on how severe the sprain is. ...Read more

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How can I speed up the healing process of my mid foot sprain so I can return to work?

Are you sure sprain: If you have not seen a podiatrist do so to rule out fracture.

Rice, rest, ice, compression, elevation. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Avulsion injuries: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Healing times vary: Healing time may vary depending on the type and degree of injury, the age, nutrition, and general health of the individual. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Light foot sprain yesterday with popping sound. Moderate pain / swelling but not unbearable. Is minor popping when walking normal?

Light foot sprain yesterday with popping sound. Moderate pain / swelling but not unbearable. Is minor popping when walking normal?

Minor popping: 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

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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?

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?

4-6 weeks: 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

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Can deep vein thrombosis be related to a foot sprain?

Can deep vein thrombosis be related to a foot sprain?

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

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Is there any way I can test to see whether the pain in my foot is either a stress fracture or foot sprain?

Is there any way I can test to see whether the pain in my foot is either a stress fracture or foot sprain?

X-Ray is needed: Stress fracture and sprains can feel the same, so an x-ray is in order to rule one out. Treatment options would also be quite different depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

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

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Can you tell me have I broken or sprained my foot?

Can you tell me have I broken or sprained my foot?

I can't tell: You but if you visited a doctor in person they could tell you. Xrays help identify fractures. ...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