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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

Dr. Richard Jay
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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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Is it asvisable to make my own soft cast for a torn ligament in my foot?

Is it asvisable to make my own soft cast for a torn ligament in my foot?

Not sure: Which ligament is torn? Its better to see a doctor for application of any cast. ...Read more

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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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I have a torn ligament in my foot on top of the ankle joint. How should I walk? Do i bend the ankle or keep it straight while taking a step?

I have a torn ligament in my foot on top of the ankle joint. How should I walk? Do i bend the ankle or keep it straight while taking a step?

Shouldn't be walking: If you have a torn ligament then your foot should be in a brace or a cast until you are seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Keep the foot at a 90 degree angle constantly gives it a better chance of holding together and healing. This cannot be accomplished without some external structure. ...Read more

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Is it better for a basketball player with torn ligaments in foot to get surgery or let heal naturally?

Is it better for a basketball player with torn ligaments in foot to get surgery or let heal naturally?

Torn ligaments: That is hugely dependant on what is torn , how badly it/they are torn , where the ligaments are that are torn , etc. See your team physician/podiatrist for the help you need. They are there for you - good luck ! ...Read more

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What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

Allow them a : Chance to heal, wearing a brace or cam walker boot, if they can't heal properly, surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in L4 L5 and S1. (5yrs) I now have neurogenic atrophy. It only occurred after I had a walking cast on for 10 weeks. (Torn anterior ligament RT foot) Did isolating my leg in the cast trigger the atrophy? It's been going on for 7 mon

I have a herniated disc in L4 L5 and S1. (5yrs) I now have neurogenic atrophy. It only occurred after I had a walking cast on for 10 weeks. (Torn anterior ligament RT foot) Did isolating my leg in the cast trigger the atrophy? It's been going on for 7 mon

Atropy: A herniated disc at the levels l4-5 and L5-s1 can produce atropy in the muscles that those nerves supply. Typically in the anterior compartment of the lower leg and small muscles in the feet. 10 weeks of immobilization is quite a long time and was probably a factor in the atropy. ...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