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Injury (Sprain / Fracture)

someone who is huring from an ankle sprain or ankle pain

What is a foot sprain?

A foot sprain is damage to ligaments within the foot. The term "sprain" refers to overstretching or tearing of ligaments — the strong, fibrous bands of tissue that hold the bones together within the joints. Foot sprains are usually sports or dance injuries. Any sort of running movement that involves sudden stops, starts, and twisting can lead to a foot sprain. Suddenly getting the foot caught while walking or running can wrench the ligaments and cause a sprain.

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Causes: 

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  • Fall and land on an arm.

  • Fall on the side of their foot.

  • Twist a knee.

Symptoms:

 

  • Pain at the base of the big toe: Forefoot sprains generally cause this type of pain.

  • Pain near the arch of the foot: Midfoot sprains generally cause pain in this location.

  • Worse with weight-bearing or even unbearable

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Treatments:

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  • Rest: Rest the foot and prevent it from bearing weight.

  • Ice: Apply ice to the area of injury.

  • Compression: Place a dressing and wrap on the foot.

  • Elevation: Elevate the foot above the level of your heart to reduce swelling.

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