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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

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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Can you sprain the bottom part of your foot by your toes?

Can you sprain the bottom part of your foot by your toes?

Sprain possible: There is a lot going on in that foot of yours. It takes a number of muscles and tendons to move the toes and hold them stable which walking. Any of the muscles, tendons or ligaments can be bruised or sprained. The specific diagnosis has to do with where it hurts and with which activities. In the meantime rest, ice and well-made shoes can help. ...Read more

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I have a lot going on health wise. However I have sore swollen foot the top of the and pain full all over mostly the bottom. Is this gout or a sprain?

I have a lot going on health wise. However I have sore swollen foot the top of the and pain full all over mostly the bottom. Is this gout or a sprain?

Needs diagnosis: Gout is acute, exquisite pain generally occurring at night or early morning. It is characterized by swelling, redness and intense hypersensitivity to touch. Your problem requires some diagnostic imaging and an exam to diagnose. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sprained foot:doctor said to rice. A month later slightly swollen in ankle area and slight pain when walkin. Some pain at bottom of foot as well. Help?

Sprained foot:doctor said to rice. A month later slightly swollen in ankle area and slight pain when walkin. Some pain at bottom of foot as well. Help?

Compensation...: Obviously, what ever you managed to sprain a month ago, has not totally healed. You may now be exhibiting compensatory problems by shifting you weight to avoid pain. This creates more problems. The specifics of the injury as well as your lifestyle activity level would help in understanding your condition. To remove all doubt, see a foot specialist in your area or a concierge visit. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 2 years ago pain on bottom of both feet since. Mri xray nerve conduction negative tried pf treatments & insoles what else can it be.?

Sprained ankle 2 years ago pain on bottom of both feet since. Mri xray nerve conduction negative tried pf treatments & insoles what else can it be.?

Foot posture change: Your foot posture or positioning of your joints may have changed since your injury 2 yrs ago. You need to have a full biomechanical evaluation by a podiatrist. Your insoles may not be supportive enough. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 8 months ago. Xrays said just sprain. I rested/limped for months. Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?

Sprained ankle 8 months ago. Xrays said just sprain. I rested/limped for months. Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?

You may of: Overcompensated and now have both achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Stretching exercises are good for these problems. Wearing a night splint is also good for this. ...Read more

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Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain (metatarsalgia, plantar f)?

Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...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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6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if I stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if I stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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Just walking and felt pull in the bottom if my foot, got MRI X-ray ultra sound and no fracture tears just mild sprain, 3 weeks til boot camp am I ok?

Just walking and felt pull in the bottom if my foot, got MRI X-ray ultra sound and no fracture tears just mild sprain, 3 weeks til boot camp am I ok?

Probably: Most likely a sprain; however, a "stress fracture" can be a source of pain and not show on an initial x-ray--take it easy, heat, hard soled shoe, antiinflamatory meds and if persists or gets worse over next 2weeks, see your physician and get new X-rays ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left.?

Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left.?

Sounds like: The tendons are inflamed. Typically the tendons at the back inside and outside of your ankle will get irritated after an ankle sprain. take nsaids, ice and stretch. Also an ankle support goes a long way. Your ankle will loosen up but can take 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you walk when your foots sprained?

Can you walk when your foots sprained?

May be painful: Try to limit your ambulation and give the foot a chance to heal. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained foot?

How can you treat my sprained foot?

Follow RICE: Follow the rice protocol
rest - ice - compression -elevate

consider seeing a foot and ankle specialist to make sure all you did was sprain it and did not do something more serious. ...Read more

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How can I know is foot is sprained?

How can I know is foot is sprained?

If it hurts: If you recall the actual injury, if it is swollen... ...Read more

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Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Depends on severity: If you have pain and swelling you may still want leave it on. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How would you know if your foot is sprained or broken?

How would you know if your foot is sprained or broken?

See your doctor: It can be hard to tell the difference between a bad sprain or a fracture (broken bone). A simple x-ray of the foot can help your doctor determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal my sprained foot faster?

What is commonly used to heal my sprained foot faster?

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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Do you think I should be using crutches for a sprained foot?

Do you think I should be using crutches for a sprained foot?

Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Yes: When your feet are naturally flat, your body will want to compensate by rolling to the outside of your foot/ankle. This can create ankle sprains. Get orthotics from your podiatrist or try some 3/4 shoes to help hold your feet more stable. ...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 do I get a boot for sprained foot?

How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

Doctor: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to make sure it is just a sprain and to see if a boot is really necessary. ...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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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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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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Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Yes: There are multiple possible causes of pain in that region ranging from plantar fasciitis to a pinched nerve to a sprain. See a sports med doc for diagnosis and treatment. ...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

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How can I tell if I have broken or sprained my foot?

How can I tell if I have broken or sprained my foot?

Xray: You need an xray to determine if your foot is broken. I recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you sprained or fractured your foot?

How can you tell if you sprained or fractured your foot?

Get an X-ray: Sometimes it's hard to differentiate. Getting x-rays will clear up any confusion. ...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 do I know if my foot is sprained, strained or broken?

How do I know if my foot is sprained, strained or broken?

Foot injury: The best way to know the severity of your foot injury is to see a podiatrist for further valuation. You may need x-rays or a MRI performed. ...Read more

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I sprained my foot and can't rotate it. What should I do?

I sprained my foot and can't rotate it. What should I do?

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

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Sprained foot 5days ago still can not move toes is this normal?

Sprained foot: Usually it gets better each day. So having problems at day 5 is an issue. I would have this checked out perhaps start pt. ...Read more

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If I sprained my foot how long will it take to completely heal?

If I sprained my foot how long will it take to completely heal?

Hard to say.: It depends on the type and severity of the sprain. Midfoot sprains are particularly difficult and could take months to heal. Forefoot sprains can take 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long before I can start using my foot after a slight sprain?

How long before I can start using my foot after a slight sprain?

Foot sprain: You should be able to use your foot very quickly. It all depends how much pain you have. ...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