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How long does a sprained ankle heal completely?

How long does a sprained ankle heal completely?

Healing of sprain: This varies according to the severity of the sprain and the health and age of the individual. It also varies whether it is treated or not. Some sprains may heal in 3 to 4 weeks while others linger for many months. In the worst case scenario, healing remains incomplete and leads to chronic ankle instability. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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How long does a sprained wrist heal?

How long does a sprained wrist 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 (tfcc tears, scapholunate tears, etc). ...Read more

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How long does a sprain ankle swell?

How long does a sprain ankle swell?

Depends.: Depends on the severity. Minor sprains that swell can resolve in a couple of weeks. More severe ones can actually take months for the swelling to subside. ...Read more

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How long will a sprained wrist heal?

How long will a sprained wrist heal?

4-6 weeks: If it isn't better within a few weeks it is probably not just a sprain. Navicular fractures may appear to be a sprain but in reality is a serious injury. If it isn't better after a few weeks, please get an x-ray. ...Read more

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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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How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

A wrist sprain can : Mild or subtle or can represent a fairly significant injury. So there is nothing as "just a sprain" just because an initial x-ray s is read as negative. So if persistent pain you need a proper exam and a treatment plan. Depending upon what type of injury healing , who you are and what you do times vary. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

Varies: If it truly a simple sprain, should be resolved by 7-14 days. Just be careful, even serious injuries will start to feel better over time, but that does not mean they don't need further care. A scaphoid fracture is a good example in which people can injure their wrist and believe it is a simple sprain, but if it is not taken care of correctly may need multiple surgeries. ...Read more

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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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How long does sprained ankle take to recover?

How long does sprained ankle take to recover?

Depends on the: Severity of the sprain. Rest, ice, compression (with elastic anklet, or ace bandage) are the hallmarks of good treatment. An ankle brace is a good idea, when starting t return to sports to protect the area. Balance training and peroneal muscle strengthening are good for rehab. ...Read more

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How long does a broken ankle take to heal?

How long does a broken ankle take to heal?

Bone typically: Heals in about 6-8 weeks. Keep in mind there are factors that delay healing and most fractures need to be stable to heal. ...Read more

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How long does a bad foot sprain take to heal?

How long does a bad foot sprain take to heal?

Depends on : Type or grade od sprain. If mild approx 2 weeks, moderate sprain about 3-4 weeks severe or grade 3 6 weeks and sometimes needs surfical repair. See podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment options. Remember rest ice compression and elevation until looked at. ...Read more

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Sprained knee how long does it take to heal?

Sprained knee how long does it 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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How long before a sprained knee heals?

How long before a sprained knee heals?

Variable: Sprains can take as little as a few days, or as long as months to heal. See your doctor to make sure there is not a tear causing the pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

It depends.: It depends on whether it was bruised, or a tendinitis, or other type of inflammation in that area. but generally speaking, 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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How long does a sprained shoulder take to heal?

How long does a sprained shoulder take to heal?

Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis ; bursitis are unpredictable ; best managed with rest, cortisone injections, ; rehab exercises. A tear may never "heal" on its own depending on severity ; often requires repair. A low grade partial tear may heal with rest ; rehab. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more