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what to do when a 2 yr old gets sprained?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Need more info: If your ? Is about an ankle/elbow?Sprain, I am reluctant to use the lable in a 2yo.It can happen, but 2yo have strong ligaments that can pull off chips of bone before they get sprains.The soft growth areas of bone are vulnerable & proper assessment is important. A cold compress over the area initially helps cut swelling/elevate/compress with a stretchy bandage & have it looked at.Xrays may be rqd.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See doctor.: If you think your toddler has sprained a joint, it's best to see his/her doctor. It's sometimes hard to tell if it's a sprain, a strain, or even a tiny break in the bone. Once the doctor has diagnosed the problem, an appropriate treatment plan for that problem will be made.

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How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Usually 6-12 weeks: It depend what kind sprain is. Sprain is an injury to the ligament of the ankle. 1st degree sprain it were the ligament still basically intact with some mild bruise in it, usually heals in about 4-6 weeks. The second degree more separation of the fiber of the ligament, take more time to heel 6-8 weeks. Third degree sprain, have more separation of the fiber, take 8-12 weeks and may need surgery.One.
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How do I protect my 2-year-old from falls?

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Supervise: Teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement.

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