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How to heal an lcl strain quick?
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Ice.
Ice the area 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day.
Usually physical therapy will help speed up your recovery.

In brief: Ice.
Ice the area 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day.
Usually physical therapy will help speed up your recovery.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. David Feig
Family Medicine
In brief: Hinged knee brace
Getting an appropriate knee brace with a hinge on the medial and lateral sides will help.
It will let you flex and extend at the knee but gives rotational stability to allow the lcl to scar down and heal faster. I would check with a doctor or a physical therapist to get one.

In brief: Hinged knee brace
Getting an appropriate knee brace with a hinge on the medial and lateral sides will help.
It will let you flex and extend at the knee but gives rotational stability to allow the lcl to scar down and heal faster. I would check with a doctor or a physical therapist to get one.
Dr. David Feig
Dr. David Feig
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
In brief: No quick answer
A mild grade 1 lcl tear will heal in 2-3 weeks.
A grade 2-3 tear may require a cast or brace for up to 6 weeks to allow healing if an injury occurs, unfortunately it takes time to heal prior to return to sports.

In brief: No quick answer
A mild grade 1 lcl tear will heal in 2-3 weeks.
A grade 2-3 tear may require a cast or brace for up to 6 weeks to allow healing if an injury occurs, unfortunately it takes time to heal prior to return to sports.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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