How long does it take for a pretty bad knee sprain to heal?

i sprained my knee skiing a week ago and i cant put any pressure on it – it hurts too bad. I went 2 the doctor and i am getting an MRI. My swim team practice starts in 10 days and I wanna b able to swim. So how long will my knee sprain take to heal?

Nope, you won’t be ready, sorry. An injury of that type can take 6 weeks to heal and likely another 6 weeks before it gets back to normal – that is of course if it is a sprain. If it is more, then the time to heal could be significant, especially if you require surgery.. You should avoid all exertion that could cause additional damage.



  • Nope, you won’t be ready, sorry. An injury of that type can take 6 weeks to heal and likely another 6 weeks before it gets back to normal – that is of course if it is a sprain. If it is more, then the time to heal could be significant, especially if you require surgery.. You should avoid all exertion that could cause additional damage.References :

  • Oh, do I know the pain. Summer 2007 I thought I had just sprained my knee. Not so lucky. MRI showed I torn the meniscus in the knee. Required laparscopic surgery. That was the last day of August. They thought I would be able to return to work after 4 weeks. It ended up after Thanksgiving. Granted I am much older than you and I just stand most of the day whereas you are young and athletic. But don’t worry too much until you get the results of the MRI. ANd then prepare for the worst & hope for the best.
    Good luck!References : RN


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