How long does a torn ligament in foot take to heal?

How long does a torn ligament in foot take to heal?

Most minor-to-moderate injuries will heal within 2 to 4 weeks. More severe injuries, such as injuries that need a cast or splint, will need a longer time to heal, up to 6 to 8 weeks. The most serious injuries will need surgery to reduce the bone and allow the ligaments to heal. The healing process can be 6 to 8 months.

Can torn ligaments in the foot heal themselves?

The appropriate treatment for a torn ligament in the foot varies depending on the severity of the injury. Minor sprains resulting from small tears to your ligaments–often referred to as grade I–will generally heal on their own within a few weeks.

Can you walk on a torn ligament in foot?

The quick answer is yes, typically you can walk with a torn ligament or tendon in the foot. Walking may be painful but you can typically still walk.

What helps torn ligaments heal faster?

Try to ice your joint as much as you can to help your blood circulate better. Elevate your knee above your heart while you keep an ice pack on. Compression with a knee sleeve or ACE bandage and the range-of-motion exercises will also help reduce swelling. Retain muscle strength.

What is a Grade 3 ligament tear?

Grade 3: This is a full tear of the ankle ligament. You may have heard a popping sound when it happened. This level of sprain causes severe pain, swelling and bruising. Because the ligament is no longer able to do its job, your ankle will feel unstable and will be unable to support any of your weight.

What is the fastest way to heal a torn ligament in your foot?

  1. Rest. Keep the injured foot in one place, and avoid shaking or putting pressure on it.
  2. Ice the foot. Place ice on the affected foot to prevent or alleviate pain and swelling.
  3. Compress. Wrap the injured foot in a compression bandage to prevent swelling.
  4. Elevate.
  5. Use splints.
  6. Get shoe inserts.