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How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends...

On where it is and how severe the sprain is.
The small joints in the fingers are especially slow to heal. They may be stiff, swollen, and sore for up to a year--and the swelling may never completely resolve.

In brief: Depends...

On where it is and how severe the sprain is.
The small joints in the fingers are especially slow to heal. They may be stiff, swollen, and sore for up to a year--and the swelling may never completely resolve.
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 months

Hand sprains come in different varieties.
For the most part, a sprain of the hand or finger will take 6-8 months to heal and to feel "normal." until then, you may experience aching or soreness with use of the hand. Seek your physician to obtain hand x-rays to rule out any joint injuries or fractures.

In brief: 6 months

Hand sprains come in different varieties.
For the most part, a sprain of the hand or finger will take 6-8 months to heal and to feel "normal." until then, you may experience aching or soreness with use of the hand. Seek your physician to obtain hand x-rays to rule out any joint injuries or fractures.
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