belle_m (belle_m) wrote in thequestionclub,


I sprained the living hell out of my foot about a week ago. I actually would have bet my life that it was broken for the first 3 days, but the x-ray showed otherwise.

I saw a PA at a local urgent care center, and she's been really... unhelpful. When she called to tell me the results from the radiologist, I asked if I could potentially damage my foot further if I were to walk on it. "No, it should be okay." Later in that conversation, she stressed that it was crucial for me not to put any weight on my foot or walk on it for several weeks. Uhhh..

Because I have a kid. And a job. And live in a big city where I walk several miles a day and use public transit. I haven't been bedridden or hobbling around on crutches for hours a day. I keep it wrapped in an ACE bandage all day, but the minute I take it off, my foot starts protesting HARD to the point where I can't walk anymore. I don't know if that just comes with the territory of having sustained a bad strain a week ago, or if I'm doing something to hurt it further.

I said all of that to say this:
Am I actually doing further damage by walking on this foot?
How long does it normally take to regain some kind of normal use of the foot?
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