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How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

It varies...: It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured. The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How long does it take for an injured ligament on the hand to heal?

How long does it take for an injured ligament on the hand to heal?

Depends on severity: Ligament injuries of the hand/wrist, as with all joint injuries, are classified as "sprains." time to healing depends on the severity of injury and the joint involved. Low grade sprains heal relatively quickly, about 3-6 weeks. Higher grade sprains can take several months to heal. Some high grade sprains require a period of immobilization to heal adequately while others require surgery. ...Read more

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I injured my hand !!!! how much longer should I wait for it to heal fully ?

I injured my hand !!!! how much longer should I wait for it to heal fully ?

Injured? hand: laceration? contusion? fracture? tendonor nerve injury? what did you do. If you have had a traumatic event and don't feel as though your hand is normal then get evaluated. If you are speaking about treatment for a condition scubas a fracture or tendon or nerve them then it is very dependent upon the the, nature and severity of the injury ...Read more

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I injured my hand and think i may have a stress fracture, will it heal on it's own or should I see a doctor?

I injured my hand and think i may have a stress fracture, will it heal on it's own or should I see a doctor?

Yes: If this was an acute injury (like a fall) and your hand is swollen, painful, and with decreased range of motion, you should definitely see a doctor. A stress injury/fracture usually happens gradually and will respond to rest. If you are not sure, i suggest that you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened.  Very painful. Adult male. Takes  no meds?

Depends on the: location on your hand, but without any trauma the "burning sensation" sounds like neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can come from a viral infection (herpes zoster/shingles), nerve entrapment (like carpal tunnel syndrome especially if accompanied with muscle weakness), and certain neuromuscular diseases. Please see a professional healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do about a injured hand that is black and blue and swollen?

Get treated: With those symptoms, best to seek medical attention. May be fractured, etc. Good luck. ...Read more