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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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PT said lower extremities r very weak. Could this be causing my bilateral foot pain? Sprained ankle 1.5 yr ago & having pain in bottom of feet since.

PT said lower extremities r very weak. Could this be causing my bilateral foot pain? Sprained ankle 1.5 yr ago & having pain in bottom of feet since.

Where?: Arch-plantar fasciitis. Metatarsal joint area-arthritis of Morton's neuroma. Other numerous causes. See A podiatrist, rheumatologist, or orthopedist!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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