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I think I hyper extended my elbow. I need to quickly recover. How should I treat it? How long should it take to be healed?

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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Time

If it is just a sprain, it can take 2-8 weeks depending on the severity and treatment.
Rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) is a good place to start, to self treatment. If, however, you have any bony tenderness, restricted motion, numbness or loss of sensation, it may be more than just a sprain and should be evaluated by physician.

In brief: Time

If it is just a sprain, it can take 2-8 weeks depending on the severity and treatment.
Rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) is a good place to start, to self treatment. If, however, you have any bony tenderness, restricted motion, numbness or loss of sensation, it may be more than just a sprain and should be evaluated by physician.
Dr. Jason Torrente
Dr. Jason Torrente
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Gentle rom exercises

Xray ortho exam if pain or problems persists healing occurs at its own pace.

In brief: Gentle rom exercises

Xray ortho exam if pain or problems persists healing occurs at its own pace.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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