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Doctor insights on: Hpw Long Does It Take For Muscle Strains In Your Back To Heal

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

Depends on tear: This really depends on what muscle was involved and what grade of tear (strain) is involved. Rather than immobilization, gentle mobilization exercises are helpful to prevent scarring and possible chronic pain. Typically, a grade 3 tear, it can take 8-12 weeks to completely heal. Obviously, with lesser injury. Working with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer can be helpful. ...Read more

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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a muscle to heal after a strain?

How long is it supposed to it take for a muscle to heal after a strain?

2-6 weeks: Minor sprains would need about 1-3 weeks, while more severe ones may take 4-6 weeks, as long as the correct diagnosis is a sprain only. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a muscle strain to heal?

How long can it take for a muscle strain to heal?

Depends on where: Muscle strains are tears of muscle. Therefore which muscle and how many fibers will change the timeline. ...Read more

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I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?

I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?

10-14 days: Most muscular strains of the back should be completely resolved by 10-14 days. If it does not get better at that point, or if the pain starts going down the leg, then it suggests something else may be going on, such as a disc herniation. Consider being seen. Thank you. ...Read more

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I severely strained my calf muscle due to a freak accident. I can put weight on it with crutches. How long will it take for the strain to fully heal?

6-8 weeks: If you only strained the muscle 6-8 weeks to completely heal. If you think it is a serious tear or something more please have it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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A cremaster muscle strain takes long time to heal?Is it felt in groin?Ive pulled something i know but what's it neither doc/physical exam/usg reveals.

A cremaster muscle strain takes long time to heal?Is it felt in groin?Ive pulled something i know  but what's it neither doc/physical exam/usg reveals.

Other option: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible/mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), elevation, gentle rom, motrin/advil are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal if a muscle in the neck has been strained?

Depends: On severity, but if it is just a muscle strain, it should get better in about a week. If it persists any longer, it might be something more serious such as a herniated disc. So go get medical help if it persists. ...Read more

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I seemed to have strained my deltoid muscle in my right arm. How long does it take to heal and would physical therapy help?

Usually weeks: Depending on how bad the injury, it can take weeks, or even longer. Especially as we get older, our risk for muscle injuries and the time it takes to recover both increase. Physical therapy is definitely helpful, as is resting and avoiding activities that make it hurt more. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long a strained muscle in the midback take to heal?

Weeks: Generally a sprained back muscle should heal within a few weeks or less. Try ice initially, as well as NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve). Massage and gentle stretches will help, as well as maintaining generalized motion and activity. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a strained muscle to heal?

2-6 weeks: Minor strains would need about 1-3 weeks, while more severe ones may take 4-6 weeks, as long as the correct diagnosis is a strain only. ...Read more

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Have achy back and shoulder for months. Is it normal for muscles to take while to heal? Strained muscles from picking up toddler

Too long: A strained muscle should heal within several days. Suggest have someone look at your spine, x-rays. ...Read more

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I strained my lower back muscles deadlifting. The pain is not sharp but is dull and annoying. How long will recovery take and how can I speed it up?

Back strain: Recovery from a strain can take up to 6 weeks; take frequent walks, short jogging and drink plenty of fluids. Sometimes ultrasound and massage makes the pain go back more quickly; phase back into light workouts in 3-4 weeks and you should get better without too much else. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I strained my lower back muscles deadlifting. The pain is not sharp but it is dull and annoying. How long will recovery take and how can I speed it up?

In general, most : Back problems get better over time. Rarely do they persist even if they are more than muscular in nature. Most are better within weeks. If symptoms do not improve or progress, then see your doctor. ...Read more