A 41-year-old member asked:
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what are the best ways to treat sprains and strains?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
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.
Answered on May 13, 2019
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Agreed. I would also add early range of motion as it may speed recovery.
Nov 23, 2012

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