how long does it take a shoulder sprain to heal

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

3-6 weeks

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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 for a sprained shoulder to heal?

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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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Dr. Douglas Mund answered:

What dose of naproxen would be similar to 600mg of ibuprofen? And how often would one take the naproxen? Shoulder sprain.

Hard to say

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There are no direct comparisons to be made but a similar dose would be in the range of 500mg twice daily of naproxen For a simple strain you should not need medication for more than 7-10 days
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I was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain. What should I do?

Specialist eval

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If your shoulder sprain does not resolve with basic therapy (rest, ice, tylenol, nsaid's, and time), I would suggest an evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders.
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Dr. Johnny Roy answered:

Why does a shoulder sprain or strain cause pain under the breast? As in where underwire of bra would sit. Is it better to wear bra or no bra to help?

Can affect breast

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A sprain -depending on how strenuous-can involve several shoulder and adjacent chest muscles ,upon which the breast lies. I am no expert in bras !!! Maybe one with no wire is preferable
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Dr. Guy Fogel answered:

What cud be the possible sickness if I hav reoccurring shoulder sprain.what treatment can be done.physiotherapy was done for 2cycle bt nt effective?

Labral tear

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You should be evaluated for instability of the shoulder and probably an MRI will reveal a tear of the labrum of the shoulder joint.
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What kind of shoulder sprain are we talking about here? I have recently had an accident involving a steel wire and a hard hit to my shoulder, and now, whenever i try to lift my left arm, i can't.

See a doctor

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You need to be evaluated by a physician. This sounds like a possible rotator cuff injury.
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Dr. Allen P. Lu answered:

How long does it usually take for a shoulder rotator cuff sprain to recover?

It does not

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A rotator cuff SPRAIN is defined by a tear of the rotator cuff. Once a rotator cuff tears, the body is unable to heal the tear without a repair, in which to ends are brought back together. A rotator cuff STRAIN is defined by an injury of the rotator cuff that may recover over 4-6 weeks once the initial injury calms down and muscle starts to function again.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

Is it a sprain or a fracture that penatrates pain from the hand upto your shoulder?

Get it evaluated.

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You will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if there is a fracture of if it just a soft tissue injury.
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss answered:

I have shoulder pain after playing tennis. I have been told this is a neck sprain. What should i do?

Stretch / PT / Yoga

Pain in a shoulder or arm can be the result of muscles or nerves being "pinched" higher up. We all tend to spend too much time on the computer (typing this answer!) - repeated use and underlying tension (not to mention disc disease) minimize the space through which nerves and muscles travel. Good "soft tissue work" either by stretching, getting physical therapy can help a lot. Yoga is terrific.
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