U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
FL
A 56-year-old female asked:

Typically, how long a regiment of anti-inflammatory to help heal a sore back/hips caused from a backward twist with a 20lb weight in my hand?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
4-6 weeks: Antiinflammatory meds probably do not heal anything. They may simply provide some pain relief while the situation improves. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for an acute back sprain/strain to heal.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.