Acute injuries usually result from a specific impact or traumatic event that occurs in one specific area of the body, such as a muscle, bone, or joint.
Chronic injuries usually result from overusing one area of the body while playing a sport or exercising over a long period. Possible signs of a chronic injury that you may experience might include: pain when performing activities, a dull ache when at rest or swelling could occur
What Should You Do If You Suffer An Injury
Whether an injury is acute or chronic, there is never a good reason to try to “work through” the pain of an injury. When you have pain from a particular movement or activity, STOP! Continuing the activity may only cause further harm. You should contact our office to schedule an appointment to be evaluated.
Tips to Relieve Pain and Swelling After an Injury
Acute pain from injury requires immediate medical attention, including first aid treatment with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Your physician may refer to this as R.I.C.E. Chronic pain does not necessarily require immediate medical attention. To begin treatment for relief of your pain you should contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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Bring to Your Appointment
Download and complete the new patient forms prior to your appointment. To have the very best possible encounter it is important that you bring all the necessary items with you to your appointment:
- Referral (if your insurance requires one)
- Photo ID
- Medical insurance card
- Medical records – Any medical records pertaining to the condition you will be evaluated for, including past surgery
- X-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, nerve conduction studies
- A complete medication list with the names and the dosage you are taking.
- If you are being seen for a knee or shoulder exam, please bring shorts or tank top
Call 911 if you are experiencing a life threatening medical emergency. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation