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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 a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...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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I've had sprained shoulder pain for about 11 weeks now, and it hurts with activity and in the morning, long story short, when will my shoulder heal?

I've had sprained shoulder pain for about 11 weeks now, and it hurts with activity and in the morning, long story short, when will my shoulder heal?

NeedsEvaluation: You say you injured your shoulder 11weeks ago and it still hurts with activities.Was it checked by your doctor and did you receive any treatment.Since 11 weeks have passed and you have pain on activity.I suggest you have it evaluated by your doctor or an orthopedic specialist.You may need imaging exam like xrays or MRI to make the proper diagnosis and treat appropriately ...Read more

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Just wondering about how long it takes for shoulder sprain to heal, am doing ice, splint, and nsaids and physical therapy ?

Just wondering about how long it takes for shoulder sprain to heal, am doing ice, splint, and nsaids and physical therapy
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Depends: Depends on what the underlying damage or problem really is. If only a strain or sprain then mild injuries take 2-4 weeks and moderate injuries take 4-8 weeks. If not better by then time to figure out why ...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?

Pain: Shoulder pain requires competent orthopedic surgeon to determine the cause. Sometimes surgery is nessasary if conservative treatment does not work. Did you have MRI and how long you have been treated. Your surgeon is the best guide. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain. What should I do?

I was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain. What should I do?

Specialist eval: If your shoulder sprain does not resolve with basic therapy (rest, ice, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, and time), i would suggest an evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders. ...Read more

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What kind of casts are good for a sprained shoulder?

What kind of casts are good for a sprained shoulder?

Diagnosis Please: If you just hurt your shoulder and are planning on taking it easy for a while, a short period of rest (simple arm sling) followed by gentle supine motion restoration and pendulum may be best. If you have had symptoms for some time, see a shoulder specialist to establish a firm diagnosis and get the best treatment course. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I have a fractured or sprained shoulder?

Is there a way to know if I have a fractured or sprained shoulder?

Well..: A frature is going to be fairly painful and associated with a good injury. A strain is going to be more muscular. If you had a fall the easiest means of differentiating the two is an xray. ...Read more

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If you come to the hospital with a shoulder sprain what will they do?

If you come to the hospital with a shoulder sprain what will they do?

Hospital emergency: rooms are prepared to treat all shoulder injuries including fractures, sprains and tendonitis. Clinicians can help set shoulders if displaced, diagnose fractures and cast or sling, give strong medications to alleviate pain, and help set you up with specialists that you can follow up with. Without such services, you will not be able to get the help you need. Some primary care offices can do so. ...Read more

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My doc told me that I m suffering from back shoulder sprain. What does that mean?

My doc told me that I m suffering from back shoulder sprain. What does that mean?

Let me try to help: Sprain means the muscle or the ligaments are exposed to stress beyond capacity so they stretch or tear. Sprain usually put in grade 1 or 2 or 3. Three is the worst. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference (symptoms wise) between a shoulder sprain and a rotator cuff tear?

What is the difference (symptoms wise) between a shoulder sprain and a rotator cuff tear?

Yes.: A shoulder sprain refers to a stretch or bruise to the ligaments that hold the shoulder together. A rotator cuff tear refers to a muscle that has been detached from its bony insertion. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I m suffering from back shoulder sprain, wht is it?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I m suffering from back shoulder sprain, wht is it?

Sprain: I'm assuming you've been diagnosed with a back and shoulder sprain, meaning that you've had a stretch/pulling/twist injury do those areas. These type injuries almost always resolve with time and therapy and NSAIDs. ...Read more

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Neck Shoulder Sprain F/age 62. NP at clinic said m spasm. 2 weeks later still inner nerve type quivering from neck to left outer upper bicep all night?

Neck Shoulder Sprain F/age 62. NP at clinic said m spasm. 2 weeks later still inner nerve type quivering from neck to left outer upper bicep all night?

Spine consult: You need a referral to a spine surgeon for X-rays of your spine to rule out vertebral fracture common in your age group and also a bone spur that can irritate the spinal nerve running from your spine to your bicep=radiculopathy. SSRIs and gabapentin good for this pain but if you have weakness surgery may be indicated for a herniated disc or compressed nerve. Stay calm and see spine surgeon. ...Read more