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What is the best way to heal an lcl strain quickly?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Rest: An lcl tear is a serious injury. If the lcl is completely torn, there is no good way to restore its function without surgery. If it is partially torn, there is no good way to speed up healing. So the best recommendation is to see a good sports medicine orthopedic surgeon to correctly diagnose the injury and act appropriately!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How to heal an lcl strain quick?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
No quick answer: A mild grade 1 lcl tear will heal in 2-3 weeks. A grade 2-3 tear may require a cast or brace for up to 6 weeks to allow healing if an injury occurs, unfortunately it takes time to heal prior to return to sports.

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