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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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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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5 1/2 weeks ago I fell playing softball and hurt my thumb.both sides of my MCP joint are bothering me. Do normal sprains last this long?

5 1/2 weeks ago I fell playing softball and hurt my thumb.both sides of my MCP joint are bothering me. Do normal sprains last this long?

See ortho: Sprains can have different grades of severity. If you're still experiencing pain, it's time to see an orthopedic hand surgeon for further evaluation given the length of time. You may also need physical therapy. ...Read more

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How to repair joints that have been stretched too much by sprains?

Joint Rehabilitation: Joints which have been sprained may heal with weakness in the ligaments and surrounding musculature which make the joint more vulnerable to recurrent injuries. This is usually addressed through physical therapy, via specific stretching and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and i need to know how to wrap it?

What to do if i sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and i need to know how to wrap it?

AC sprain: There is no great way to wrap an ac joint. Your best bet is to use a sling for a week or two. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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