It may take 6 weeks or longer until the edema subsides and you are well enough to resume your daily activities. During those six weeks, you may not be able to put any weight on your foot. Swelling and soreness may persist for up to 6 months. However, with proper care, most people are able to return to a healthy lifestyle within 3 months.
MTP joints are the connecting points between your bones and muscles. They provide flexibility to your feet and allow them to move properly while keeping blood flowing freely through your veins when standing or walking. As you can imagine, having poor-quality MTP joints is very painful and inhibiting of normal day-to-day activity.
Healing MTP joints requires rest so that the muscles and tissues surrounding the joint can have time to repair themselves. Staying active as much as possible is also important in order to maintain your muscle strength and avoid further injury to the joint.
In conclusion, healing MTP joints can take several weeks to months. It depends on how many times you have damaged the joint and how severe the injuries are. If you continue to injure the joint by placing stress on it beyond what it can handle, you will need to seek medical attention before trying self-treatment again.
You have a fracture in one of your tarsal (foot) bones. This typically takes six weeks to recover, but you may experience pain and swelling for up to six months following the injury.
During this time, avoid any activity that could further injure your foot, such as hiking or running. Stay off the injured foot and wear shoes that fit properly. You should also seek medical advice from a podiatrist if you suffer from diabetes or have other conditions or problems with your feet.
Once you're done healing your bone fracture, you'll need to provide regular attention to your foot to prevent further damage. The best way to do this is by seeing your podiatrist regularly so he or she can detect any issues before they become problems.
Swelling usually subsides in 1 to 3 days. Contact a doctor if the swelling does not go down within a few days of starting R.I.C.E., or if the swelling and discomfort increase. While it is not always necessary, over-the-counter medicine can be used to alleviate knee swelling and discomfort. In particular, acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with knee effusions.
Healing time depends on many factors, such as how soon after injury you begin treatment, whether you have any other medical conditions, etc. But on average, patients who follow our cold therapy protocol described above should expect to start feeling relief within one to three days. If your effusion remains after five days, see a doctor.
Early detection is key to healing quickly. So don't wait until after hiking before seeking treatment for any open wounds on your body. Wound care is important for preventing infection and promoting fast recovery after injuries occur while hiking.
Wounds that aren't treated promptly may become septic, which could lead to serious complications. Infections that are not treated properly may cause heart damage, organ failure, or death. So visit a doctor after any injury to get proper treatment.
If you have a broken bone (wrist, arm, ankle, or leg), you may need to wait until the swelling subsides before undergoing surgery. This will reduce any difficulties that may arise during and after the treatment. Surgeons may have trouble sealing the incision after operating on a swollen limb.
The time it takes for a bone to heal depends on the type of injury involved. Simple fractures may completely heal in four to six weeks while more complex injuries may take months to heal. Regardless of the length of time it takes to heal, you should try to keep weight off of the injured area and apply ice packs to help relieve pain and swelling.
If you are unable to do so within a few days of the injury, see your doctor so that you do not develop complications such as infection.