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

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the type and severity as well as your level of activity.
Generally, uncomplicated sprains usually take 6-12 weeks to heal.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type and severity as well as your level of activity.
Generally, uncomplicated sprains usually take 6-12 weeks to heal.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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