Symptoms of a Torn Ligament in the Foot
Swelling and bruising will occur at the site of injury.
Pain and tenderness are concentrated on the top, bottom or the sides of your foot near the arch.
Pain intensifies when walking or during other physical activity.
Inability to bear weight on the injured foot.
How do you treat a torn ligament in your foot?
- Rest the joint.
- Ice the injured area to reduce swelling.
- Compress the swelling with an elastic bandage.
- Elevate the injured area.
What does a torn tendon in foot feel like?
Pain usually gets worse when you try to move the foot or put weight on it. Swelling, redness, and warmth. The injured area is often swollen and red right after it is injured, and may also be warm to the touch. Weakness or loss of function.
How long does a torn ligament in the 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 you walk with torn ligaments in your foot?
“A torn ligament is considered a severe sprain that will cause pain, inflammation, bruising and result in ankle instability, often making it difficult and painful to walk. Recovery from a torn ligament may take several weeks, and should be done under the supervision of a health care provider.”