There are many different types of injuries that occur in the body. Have you ever struggled to explain to your practitioner what has happened, or not understood some of the language used when your practitioner treats you? Well, Cesar is here to help you!
Practitioner: Hello, Hola, Bonjour, welcome to our office, and thank you for filling in our new patient questionnaire. I noticed you left a blank question. How would you describe your injury today?
New client: Hello, well….ohhhh, hmmmm, I got hurt!
Have you ever been in this situation at your appointment and noticed you could not describe your injury? Well, I have a quick guide to help you with your next appointment in defining the most common types of musculoskeletal injuries:
- Acute: immediate pain after an injury within 24-48 hours.
- Adhesions: damage scar tissue known as “knots,” which restricts motion.
- Chronic: reoccurring pain, inflammation, or harm over a few months to years.
- Bursitis: inflammation of the fat pad within any joint in the body.
- Capsulitis: inflammation of the capsule around any joint in the body.
- Direct Trauma: any impact that causes inflammation to any body tissue.
- Inflammation: increase blood flow resulting in redness, heat, and swelling of tissues.
- Over-use strain: damage over a continuous time due to work or training.
- Sprain: injury to a ligament or capsule at any joint.
- Strain: injury to a muscle or tendon at any joint.
- Tear: muscle damage due to stretch, sharing force, or overload.
- Tendonitis: inflammation of any tendon due to an over-use strain.
We hope this helps for your next visit! Any questions please just get in touch, or get booked in today!