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How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most muscle injuries will heal in 4-6 weeks. During that time care should be taken to avoid re-injury. After a few weeks gentle stretching is advisable to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How long does it usually take for a groin muscle injury to heal?

How long does it usually take for a groin muscle injury to heal?

Depends on injury: The healing time of a muscle strain or "groin pull" depends on the severity of the injury. If you see bruising along the course of the muscles it will take longer. Labral tears of the hip can cause groin pain; so if not improving within 4-6 weeks that should be considered. Step one-ice the area to minimize the zone of injury step 2-restore pain free flexibility, strength then sport specific ex. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a bruised muscle to heal?

How long does it usually take for a bruised muscle to heal?

Bruised muscle: It depends on the severity of the bruise and the amount of tissue that is bruised. Healing may take a few weeks to months to completely heal. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

Ligament dependent: Not all knee ligament injuries can be treated the same. Most mild sprains can be managed nonoperatively and heal on the order of weeks to a month or two. Physical therapy and bracing may be indicated to optimize recuperation. Complete tears or grade iii sprains may require surgical intervention (acl, lcl, some PCL and few mcl grade iii injuries), thus requiring much more time for healing/recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take a sprain muscle to heal?

6 weeks: In a healthy person with no other medical problems, a torn muscle or tendon will typically heal in approximately 6 weeks. Timing can change depending on the severity of the injury. Daily rest, ice, compression and elevation can help your recovery! ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

Depends on tear: This really depends on what muscle was involved and what grade of tear (strain) is involved. Rather than immobilization, gentle mobilization exercises are helpful to prevent scarring and possible chronic pain. Typically, a grade 3 tear, it can take 8-12 weeks to completely heal. Obviously, with lesser injury. Working with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer can be helpful. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

It depends: It depends on the injury. Contusions or sprains can heal fairly rapidly. Other injuries require surgery. Some sesolve with exercise, meds and possibly physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to recover from a hip flexor strain?

How long does it typically take to recover from a hip flexor strain?

Flexor strain: A flexor strain may take up to 6 weeks to heal. This can sometimes be associated with labral tearing and/or femoracetabular impingement (fai). Pt can speed up the healing. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a radial head injury to heal?

How long does it usually take a radial head injury to heal?

Depends: If you don't need surgery then it is probably not a significant fracture and often we will let you use a sling and slowly resume activities as tolerated over several weeks. You really need an x-ray to determine best how to rehab this though. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

Leg Fracture: It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibula and it is treated in a cast then it will take on the average of 8 weeks. If it is only the fibula and it depends if it is near the ankle or closer to the knee. Most will heal in 6 weeks. If this is a pediatric patient the fracture heals 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a foot injury?

How long does it take to recover from a foot injury?

What type?: There are many types of injuries of the feet ranging from minor to severe and treatment and recovery varies accordingly. ...Read more

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How long does it take a muscle bruise to heal?

How long does it take a muscle bruise to heal?

Depends on severity: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

It depends on Grade: Ligament injuries are graded on a 0-3 scale. Grade 0 is nl, grade 1 is intact but painful, grade 2 is partially torn, and grade 3 represents a complete tear. Grade 1 injuries heal the quickest (days to wks), while grade 2 injuries heal slower (3-6 wks), and grade 3 injuries take the longest to heal (6 wks +). Some commograde 3 injuries require surgery (acl/lcl) while others (mcl) heal w/o surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tear requires surgical repair and the recovery time varies. Speaking to an orthopedic surgeon will help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more