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how long does it usually take for a quad strain take to heal fully?

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Long: Usually 4-10 weeks, depending on the severity of trhe strain.
Dr. Harlan Stratton
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Some patients require even longer periods for complete healing. Avoiding the aggravating activity will be a huge help in minimizing the healing time
Dec 10, 2016

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