how long does a knee sprain take to heal

How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

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Dr. Brian T. Chimenti
Sports Medicine
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Sprain


That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (acl, meniscus, etc)
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How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

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Dr. Allan Dunn
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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DEPENDS ON DIAGNOSIS


IF ACL IS TORN - NEVER HEALS -NEEDS SURGERY. MRI IS NEEDED TO MAKE DIAGNOSIS.
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How long is it supposed to it take a knee sprain to heal?

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Dr. Bertrand P. Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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Depends on severity


A "sprained" knee can range from a mild injury to the joint to severe injuries including tears of the ligaments. Recovery following mild injuries may be 1-3 weeks but can take up to 3 months for more significant injuries. Pain lasting more than 6 weeks should prompt an evaluation, usually best done by an orthopaedic surgeon.
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Joint pain

Interesting Fact

For those overweight with knee pain, for every pound you take off, you take 6-8 pounds off the knees.

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Dr. Charles Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
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How long should it take for a medial collateral knee sprain to heal?

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Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery
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Sprains and strains Knee MCL Sprain Sprains and strains

MCL Sprain


MCL sprains are variable in how long the heal. There are different grades of severity of MCL sprains. The more severe the sprain the longer it takes to heal. Minor sprains can heal in a few weeks, more severe ones can take months.
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How long for knee sprain to heal with arthritis?

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Dr. Frederick F. Buechel
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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Two issues


The knee sprain can recover in days to weeks depending on severity. The arthritis is chronic and is managed according to its severity but can be aggravated from the sprain injury.
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Sports injuries

Do's And Don'ts

If your knee is locking, you likely have a meniscus tear or loose body, treatable with a scope.

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Dr. John A. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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Can you tell me how long does a sprained knee take to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
Knees Knee Sprain

3-6 weeks


A simple sprain usually takes 3-6 weeks to heal. If it persists or the pain is significant the knee should be evaluated by an orthopedist.
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How long can I have swelling from a knee sprain?

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Dr. Abdul Q. Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
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Few days to weeks


Swelling usually subsides in 2 weeks but sometimes can take a little bit longer. If you have fluid ( effusion ) in the joint then it indicates internal damage to meniscus or cruciate ligaments.
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What to use for knee sprain, advil or aleve?

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Dr. Pierre J. Moeser
Rheumatology
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Equal


These two anti-inflammatory medications are equally effective. Remember also to RICE ( rest, ice, compression, elevation). Compression in this case is cautious use of a brace or binder bandage.
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How should the doctor treat my mcl knee sprain?

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Dr. John A. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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MCL sprain


It depends upon the severity and other associated injuries, such as meniscal tear, ACL and PCL and LCL tear. A mild sprain (grade ! MCL) just requires rest/possible short term bracing. Isolated MCLs usually don't require surgery. If surgery is being done for other reasons and the MCL is grade 3 (complete), then surgery can be entertained.
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should i ice or heat a two week old knee sprain?

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Dr. Paul A. Cohen
Family Medicine
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Whatever works...


Usually i tell my patients to utilize whatever modality works for them.
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