Helping You Find Success With Inflammatory Care
Inflammation is part of the body’s defense system that plays a vital role in the healing process.
Virtually everything that we treat in Physical Therapy is connected to one of the two types of inflammatory categories. Acute inflammation is caused when one suffers from an injury to parts of the body as well as when cells are invaded by bacteria, viruses, or other organisms that cause infections. Acute inflammation starts immediately and usually will resolve between 2-6 weeks.
There are 5 key signs of Acute inflammation:
May be continuous or when touching the affected area.
This is caused by increased blood flow to the area.
Loss of function/movement
Difficulty moving your joints, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell.
Caused by increased blood flow making the affected area feel warm.
Fluid buildup in the area of inflammation.