What is the duration of repetitive stress injuries?

The healing period for a repetitive stress injury can be lengthy; each kind of repetitive stress injury has its own healing process, treatment period, and time frame. For example, stress fractures often don't even show up on medical tests for a few weeks, when the bone is just beginning to heal and is finally visible on the x-ray. Stress fractures typically take one to three months to heal. Tennis elbow usually heals on its own over several months. Different treatment methods for carpal tunnel syndrome can take a few weeks to a few months.

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