Sprains and Strains (cont.)
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Prognosis of Sprains and Strains
The prognosis of a sprain or strain injury depends on the severity and the site of the injury. Most sprains and strains heal completely with adequate treatment, though there will be a higher risk of reinjuring the same area again.
Mild sprains or strains may take two to six weeks for recovery, while severe sprains or strains may take six months to a year to fully heal.
If there are other associated injuries to the bones or surgery is required, healing time and complications will increase.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2015
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