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How long does a sprained shoulder take to heal?

How long does a sprained shoulder take to heal?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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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


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How long down a sprained shoulder to fully heal?

How long down a sprained shoulder to fully heal?

Sprained shoulder: Depends on the severity and what is injured. If only sprained options include rest, ice, nsaids, and eventual rehab exercises best guided by a therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful if inflammation is present. This can take several months to improve with conservative treatment. If the rotator cuff or labrum is torn, surgery is often needed to repair the tear. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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Med. Why does a sprained shoulder takes so long to heal?

Med. Why does a sprained shoulder takes so long to heal?

See details: How long do you mean by so long? If the shoulder problem persists it needs to be evaluated for the presence of more significant issues such as tears. ...Read more

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

3-6 weeks: 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. ...Read more

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Will you need a sling for a shoulder sprain and if so how long will you need a sling for?

Will you need a sling for a shoulder sprain and if so how long will you need a sling for?

Shoulder: It depends on severity of sprain and what was injured. Usually you stop using sling when there's no pain but should be combined with PT to preserve range of motion and avoid stiffness. ...Read more

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Sprained shoulder take how many weeks to get better?

Sprained shoulder take how many weeks to get better?

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 (labrum, etc). ...Read more

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My wife has a sprained shoulder. What can she doing to ease her pain?

My wife has a sprained shoulder. What can she doing to ease her pain?

Rest: Sprain shoulder is a general term and not specific.It could indicate that one of the several structures of the shoulder have been injured.Treatment consist of resting the shoulder, gentle range of motion, ice or heat(whatever make the shoulder feel better.Can take over the counter medication such as aleve (naproxen).If not better in 3 weeks should see your pcp physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shoulder sprain?

What are the symptoms of a shoulder sprain?

Very hard 2answer-: -as there R many signs & symptoms. They range from just an aching in the area about 3-4 inches from the shoulder in the humerus, this is very none specific symptom as many injuries 2 the shldr refer pain 2 this area called the deltoid tubracle (sp). Major injuries R very painful, but a strain is not. U always should C an orthopedic surgeon if it persists after a few days. Xam+X-rays R needed. ...Read more

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Sprained shoulder I have had steroid injections and shoulder seems to be getting worse?

Sprained shoulder  I have had steroid injections and shoulder seems to be getting worse?

Dx?: B sure there is a definite dx. An mr should give that 2 u along with a good xame by an orthopedic guy. Then the steroid can b directed 2 area of concern. If that has been done and u did not have even a few hrs of relief. It is possible ur injection missed. It can happen 2the best of us. A 2nd try is worthwhile with a definite dx. ...Read more

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