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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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