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Sprains and Strains (cont.)

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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