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What are the best ways to treat sprains and strains?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Usually RICE: I would recommend a combination of rest ice, compression and elevation depending on the severity of the injury it can take from 2-6 weeks to heal.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Agreed. I would also add early range of motion as it may speed recovery.
Nov 23, 2012
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Conservative: Rest, ice, compression, elevation, activity modification and over-the-counter pain meds.

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