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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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How long does it take for a knee spraining to heal?

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

Sprains and strains are conditions in which a person has problems with his muscles (strains) and joints (sprains), such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability, due to trauma or excessive exercise. The treatment ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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How long does it take for a sprained knee to heal?

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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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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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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How long does it take for your sprained knee to heal completely?

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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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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Dr. William Nall
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How long does it normally take for a sprained knee to heal?

Dr. William Nall
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How long does it normally take for a sprained knee to heal?

Sprains: The usual answer is 6 weeks. If after 6 weeks you are not healed it certainly would be prudent to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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How long is it supposed to it take a knee sprain to heal?

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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How long is it supposed to it take a knee sprain to heal?

Depends on severity: A "sprained" knee can range from a mild injury to the joint to severe injuries including tears of the ligaments. Recovery following mild injuries may be 1-3 weeks but can take up to 3 months for more significant injuries. Pain lasting more than 6 weeks should prompt an evaluation, usually best done by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Hampton
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How long should it take for a medial collateral knee sprain to heal?

Dr. Daniel Hampton
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How long should it take for a medial collateral knee sprain to heal?

MCL Sprain: Mcl sprains are variable in how long the heal. There are different grades of severity of mcl sprains. The more severe the sprain the longer it takes to heal. Minor sprains can heal in a few weeks, more severe ones can take months. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

Dr. Brian Chimenti
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Allan Dunn
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How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

Dr. Allan Dunn
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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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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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How long for knee sprain to heal with arthritis?

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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How long for knee sprain to heal with arthritis?

Two issues: The knee sprain can recover in days to weeks depending on severity. The arthritis is chronic and is managed according to its severity but can be aggravated from the sprain injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Grade 2 knee sprain. . Started using brace 10 days later.. been using brace for 7 days and pain recedes but recurs randomly. How long will it take?

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Grade 2 knee sprain. . Started using brace 10 days later..  been using brace for 7 days and pain recedes but recurs randomly. How long will it take?

6-8 weeks: for sprain to heal. Focus on strengthening muscles around the knee to heal faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. 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


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