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how long does a strained muscle last

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Muscle strains are small tears in the muscle. They take 6 weeks to heal, but can take longer if you continue to stretch or tear the area.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle strain: It depends on your general health, the amount of injury or trauma to the muscle, which muscle(s) are involved and the treatment you received. Varies ... Read More
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
2-4 weeks: Usually resolves in 2-4 weeks with stretching and rest.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 weeks: And may be be more if the bone was attach to it.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: How bad is it, minor muscle sprain will go in few days to a week using moist heat and Motrin 400mg three time a day(if you could use it). If the musc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Motion testing: When your neck hurts, one way to assess the cause is to slowly move your neck in flexion, extension, side to side and then lowering each ear to your s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks: Generally a sprained back muscle should heal within a few weeks or less. Try ice initially, as well as NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve). Massage and g ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-6 weeks: Minor strains would need about 1-3 weeks, while more severe ones may take 4-6 weeks, as long as the correct diagnosis is a strain only.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
A few days: Depending on the muscle and the severity of strain, it may take a few days to 1-2 weeks for an uncomplicated strain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
34 years experience Sports Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on where: Muscle strains are tears of muscle. Therefore which muscle and how many fibers will change the timeline.

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