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how long does it take a shoulder sprain to heal

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type and severity as well as your level of activity. Generally, uncomplicated sprains usually take 6-12 weeks to heal.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis & bursitis are unpredictable & best managed with rest, cortisone injection ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends type injury: Is the diagnosis clear? This is the key to your question. You will need imaging to clarify.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Shoulder: It depends on severity of sprain and what was injured. Usually you stop using sling when there's no pain but should be combined with PT to preserve ra ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very hard 2answer-: -as there R many signs & symptoms. They range from just an aching in the area about 3-4 inches from the shoulder in the humerus, this is very none ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Specialist eval: If your shoulder sprain does not resolve with basic therapy (rest, ice, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, and time), i would suggest an evaluation wit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try to help: Sprain means the muscle or the ligaments are exposed to stress beyond capacity so they stretch or tear. Sprain usually put in grade 1 or 2 or 3. Three ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: I would not expect a shoulder sprain to increase your creatinine. Some supplements can increase your creatinine. Other muscle injuries can indirect ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Hospital emergency: rooms are prepared to treat all shoulder injuries including fractures, sprains and tendonitis. Clinicians can help set shoulders if displaced, diagno ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: A shoulder sprain refers to a stretch or bruise to the ligaments that hold the shoulder together. A rotator cuff tear refers to a muscle that has been ... Read More

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