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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

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). ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

Sprains and strains are conditions in which a person has problems with his muscles (strains) and joints (sprains), such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability, due to trauma or excessive exercise. The treatment ...Read more


Dr. Allan Dunn
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How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

DEPENDS ON DIAGNOSIS: If acl is torn - never heals -needs surgery. Mri is needed to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Can you tell me how long does a sprained knee take to heal?

Can you tell me how long does a sprained knee take to heal?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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How long is it supposed to it take a knee sprain to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take a knee sprain to heal?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Hampton
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How long should it take for a medial collateral knee sprain to heal?

How long should it take for a medial collateral knee sprain to heal?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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How long for knee sprain to heal with arthritis?

How long for knee sprain to heal with arthritis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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How long can I have swelling from a knee sprain?

How long can I have swelling from a knee sprain?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Harry Dollahite
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Pain in my knee cap after playing basketball, pain has lessened.I think it's a knee sprain. How long should I rest my knee until it fully recovers ?

Seven – 10 days: It sounds like patella tendinitis, especially if associated with basketball. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, quad stretching and quad strengthening are all helpful. Also, consider playing with a patellar strap. This offloads the force seen by the patella tendon with jumping on hard surfaces – basketball, racquetball, handball, tennis etc. Give time to get well. Sensible activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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What to do if I had a knee sprain in september of last year and it still hurts what is wrong with it?

What to do if I had a knee sprain in september of last year and it still hurts what is wrong with it?

See Orthopedic Doc: You need to see an orthopedic specialist/surgeon to see why you are having such pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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