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?
- 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.