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How long does it take a bad sprain in your back to heal?

How long does it take a bad sprain in your back to heal?

Several weeks: See podiatrist for proper evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I sprained my wrist over a month ago, I have been using a wrist splint but it still hurts extremely bad. How long does it take to heal?

I sprained my wrist over a month ago, I have been using a wrist splint but it still hurts extremely bad. How long does it take to heal?

A simple splint: From over the counter may be useful still. However the term sprain has many meanings, and is used to mean "negative" xrays by many but there can be a fracture not seen, a ligament injury, tendonitis, joint pain, carticlage tears, tendon injury and a whole lot of things thrown into the non fracture "sprain " category so if you are not better...... Get seen soon. ...Read more

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I just put apple cider vinegar on my painful back sprain, how long does it take to heal?

I just put apple cider vinegar on my painful back sprain, how long does it take to heal?

Usually 8 weeks: Most back sprains heal in 8 weeks no matter what treatment is used as long as you do no re-injure it. This explains why so many methods claim to heal sprains.
The main ingredient of acv is acetic acid. However, vinegars also have other acids, vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids.
Some small studies have hinted that apple cider vinegar could help with several conditions, such as diabetes and ob. ...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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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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On average, how long will a lumbar spine sprain take to heal?

On average, how long will a lumbar spine sprain take to heal?

Sprain or strain: Sprain implies a tear to a ligament. Though unlikely without serious trauma, if stable should heal in 6-18 weeks. A strain is a soft tissue injury. From overuse to muscle tear, healing is in proportion to the damage. I would expect soreness to worsen 1-2 days then begin recovery over 1-3 weeks for most acute strains. ...Read more

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A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

Tendonitis: Tendons can take even longer than bones to heal, due to low blood supply. Typically up to 6 weeks. Initially rest ice and support wrap. Followed by gentle therapy which can include heat ultrasound and range of motion. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprained shoulder to heal?

How long does it take for a sprained shoulder 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

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How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

Usually 6-12 weeks: It depend what kind sprain is. Sprain is an injury to the ligament of the ankle. 1st degree sprain it were the ligament still basically intact with some mild bruise in it, usually heals in about 4-6 weeks. The second degree more separation of the fiber of the ligament, take more time to heel 6-8 weeks. Third degree sprain, have more separation of the fiber, take 8-12 weeks and may need surgery.One. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprained foot to heal?

How long does it take for a sprained foot to heal?

Varies depending on: Depending on the severety of the sprain it might take 1-4 weeks. Some sprains may be worse than a fracture. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a knee spraining to heal?

How long does it take for a knee spraining to heal?

Depends on severity: 4 to 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb for most simple sprains. ...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 does it take for a sprained knee to heal?

How long does it take for a sprained knee to heal?

Mild to mod- 6-8 wks: Mild to moderate sprains of knee ligaments that are appropriately treated nonoperatively should generally heal in 6-8 weeks. Not all ligament sprains are the same, and actual time to healing will vary based upon severity. Most typical knee mcl sprains (grade 2-3) heal in 6-8 weeks. Bracing is often indicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your sprained knee to heal completely?

How long does it take for your sprained knee to heal completely?

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 it take a sprain muscle to heal?

How long does it take a sprain muscle to heal?

6 weeks: In a healthy person with no other medical problems, a torn muscle or tendon will typically heal in approximately 6 weeks. Timing can change depending on the severity of the injury. Daily rest, ice, compression and elevation can help your recovery! ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully heal from a sprained knee?

How long does it take to fully heal from a sprained knee?

Depends: Grades of sprain are classically considered mild-moderate- and severe. Mild is simply a bit of a stretch and heals in 2-4 weeks. A moderate sprain is where the ligaments are partially but not completely torn and these tend to take 4-6 weeks to heal. Severe injures are where the ligament is completely torn and they take 2-3 months to heal if at all. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a shoulder sprain to heal?

How long does it take for a shoulder sprain to heal?

3-6 weeks: A sprain or strain of the shoulder involves injury to the tendon, muscle and bursa. This is usually self limiting and requires 3-6 weeks of healing time. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification can help with symptoms. Occasionally oral and/or injectable steroids are needed to reduce inflammation. Therapy is also an option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take a sprained wrist to heal after two falls?

How long does it take a sprained wrist to heal after two falls?

True sprain: You have to be sure that these were truly sprains and not fractures, and to be sure that they did not cause the wrist bones to separate. If it is not better within a couple of weeks, you need to be checked by someone knowledgeable in this area. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mcl/meniscus sprain to heal?

MCL sprian: Mcl injuries can take up to 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal?

How long does it take for a foot sprain to heal?

Depends on: How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

It depends: Courtney,

The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, compress (ace wrap), ice (frozen peas), and elevate. Avoid running or jumping until symptoms resolve. If you are not better in 2 weeks, visit your doctor, because further testing may be needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

Depends...: On where it is and how severe the sprain is. The small joints in the fingers are especially slow to heal. They may be stiff, swollen, and sore for up to a year--and the swelling may never completely resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprained neck to heal? What type of doctor should I see for a second opinion?

How long does it take for a sprained neck to heal? What type of doctor should I see for a second opinion?

Physical therapy: Sprained necks can take weeks to months to heal. By far the most important treatment is early and persistent physical therapy - the quicker you work on range of motion and strengthening, the better. I'm biased since I'm an orthopedist, but I would recommend seeing an orthopedist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

It depends: There are three grads for ankle sprain, start from simple one (grade1) which it healed in about4 weeks, grade 2 it take 6weeks grade 3 it take about 8weekes and some time it require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° is a partial tear of the ligaments. 3 degree is a total tear of the ligaments. 3rd degree tears take a good 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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From personal experience how long does it take an ankle sprain taken to get better and heal?

From personal experience how long does it take an ankle sprain taken to get better and heal?

6 to 12 weeks: There are 3 grades of ankle sprains. I typically tell my patients that a sprain bad enough to take you to the doctor or ed will take 6 to 12 weeks to fully resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ligament sprain/pull/bruise to heal?

How long does it take for a ligament sprain/pull/bruise to heal?

1-3 months: We define a bruise as some bleeding in the area of injury, followed by a healing response over 1-3 weeks. A sprain is defined as a tear of ligaments, and take 1-3 months to heal. Some will not heal, depending on location and severity. A pull is a tear in muscles or tendons, which can take 1-3 months or not at all depending on location and severity. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

Brace, weeks to heal: Most MCL sprains often heal on their own with relative rest, and a hinged brace can help relieve pain and stabilize the knee. There are 3 grades, with Grade 1 representing microtearing. Grade 2 is a partial tear and Grade 3 is a full tear. Grade 3s sometimes require surgery. Healing is typically 1-3 weeks for Grade 1, 3-6 weeks for Grade 2 and the longest for Grade 3. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprain on your left chest above your breast under your shoulder to heal? I'm 17 and weigh 86 pounds and I'm 5, 6.

How long does it take for a sprain on your left chest above your breast under your shoulder to heal? I'm 17 and weigh 86 pounds and I'm 5, 6.

Seriously skinny!: You are very thin for your size. Unless this is familial you may be underweight from malnutrition. That will make healing from anything way tougher. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. Severe low weight due to poor diet can cause serious medical problems. Decrease activities that cause pain for now. ...Read more

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