how long does it take for a sprain to heal

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Dr. Barry Press answered:

How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

Depends...

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

Depends on

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How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain.
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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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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered:

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

Depends on severity

days to several weeks or months.
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Dr. Tal David answered:

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

MCL sprian

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MCL injuries can take up to 8 weeks to heal.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

How long does it takes a grade 2 sprain to heal? I had my sprain from January but am feeling pain wen I put my foot under heavy things and try to lift

Depends on severity.

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Could take weeks to months.
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How long does it take for a sprained knee to heal?

Mild to mod- 6-8 wks

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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 a knee spraining to heal?

Depends on severity

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4 to 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb for most simple sprains
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How long does it take for a sprained shoulder to heal?

Depends

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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. Ki-Hon Lin answered:

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

Physical therapy

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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.
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