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A 36-year-old female asked:

A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Tendonitis: Tendons can take even longer than bones to heal, due to low blood supply. Typically up to 6 weeks.Initially rest ice and support wrap. Followed by gentle therapy which can include heat ultrasound and range of motion.
Last updated May 3, 2014

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