How Long Does Swelling Last?

If your swelling is chronic, or lasts longer than 2-3 weeks, you should see your doctor.

Your doctor will be able to recommend medication, exercise or therapy to resolve the swelling.

Remember, swelling is the body’s reaction to an injury; if the swelling is still present, so is the injury.

How long does it take for swelling to go down?

5 to 7 days

How long does swelling last sprain?

Most of the time, it is absorbed from the tissues within 2 weeks. If your sprain is more severe: You may feel strong pain and have a lot of swelling.

Does swelling help heal?

The result is a classic tradeoff between short-term and long-term benefits: reducing swelling with ice or anti-inflammatory drugs may ease your pain now, but slow down your ultimate return to full strength. Sure enough, the non-swelling mice proved unable to heal muscle injuries.

How do you make swelling go down?

Mild swelling

  • Rest and protect a sore area.
  • Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying ice and any time you are sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time.
  • A low-sodium diet may help reduce swelling.