Muscle Injury

Updated on August 01, 2013
B.D. asks from Pittsburgh, PA
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I know this is a very broad question with very little detail, long do you think it should take a muscle sprain to heal?

My 10 yo daughter is ending week 9 and I feel that she should have seen more improvement by now. The orthopedic stands by his diagnosis but went ahead and ordered an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.

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It is her hip so there is no immobilizing it.

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answers from Appleton on

Ice it as often as you can. Ice helps to heal any inflamation.

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answers from Dallas on

I have a friend who was in a auto accident. She had pain and her leg didn't really work well. They kept saying sprain. For a year. She had surgery on it this spring. It had torn a muscle very deeply inside. It would have never healed on its own. Just sayin.

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answers from Boston on

It depends what she's doing to it. The standard treatment is RICE - Rest, Immobilization, Compression, Elevation. If she's using it too much and re-injuring it, it's going to take a lot longer. I have a family of athletes and we also use an amino acid complex designed for muscle repair and recovery - it's actually delicious and it works great. Safe for kids. If you want info, let me know. It's food-based and does not conflict with any medications or therapies. There's also a fantastic anti-inflammatory available either as a capsule or in other nutritional products that may add to her recovery by actually healing the muscle rather than just reducing pain/inflammation like most meds do.

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answers from Chattanooga on

It depends on the severity... I sprained my wrist once, and it took me only 3 weeks to heal. My cousin sprained her ankle, horribly, and it took her several months, and 6 weeks of physical therapy before it was finished.

Feed her lots of protein to help the muscles heal. :)

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answers from Chicago on

I've torn every ligament in my ankle in gymnastics... so a major sprain. It took 10 weeks to heal completely.

Assuming she's had it immobilized, that may be part of the problem. She'll need a fair amount of stretching to those muscles and the surounding tissues.

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