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An acute injury is sudden and is usually associated with a traumatic event.  Sprained ankles, strained backs, and fractured hands are acute injuries. Signs of an acute injury include:

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Not being able to place weight on a leg, knee, ankle, or foot
  • An arm, elbow, wrist, hand, or finger that is very tender
  • Not being able to move a joint as normal
  • Extreme leg or arm weakness
  • A bone or joint that is visibly out of place

At In2it Medical we specialize in getting you back doing the things you love when life throws a surprise your way!

sprains

Sprains are one of the most common acute injuries. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones to bones. Sudden stretching of these ligaments past their limits deforms or tears them. This may result in pain, tenderness and swelling. 

Oftentimes these injuries are mild and just require a little ice or downtime.  But, when more significant could lead to instability, re-injury or chronic pain, all of which can be effectively treated at In2it medical. 

muscle strains

Strains are also a common acute injury, this time injuring the muscle fibers or tendons, which connect muscles to bones. Strains are also called “pulled muscles”. Over-stretching or overusing a muscle causes tears in the muscle fibers or tendons.

Oftentimes these injuries are mild and just require a little ice or downtime.  But, when more significant could lead to instability, re-injury or chronic pain, all of which can be effectively treated at In2it medical. 

joint injuries

A joint is where two or more bones come together and result in movement.  Damage to the cartilage between or tissue around joints can be a main pain generator.  Common injuries involving joints:
Arthritis- Injury or degeneration of a joint causing stiffness, pain and swelling
Bursitis- Injury to the fluid-filled sac that cushions and surrounds the joint
 
 

fractures

A fracture is a break in the bone. Depending on the force, the bone may crack and partially fracture, or may break all the way through.  Fractures can be due to overuse and repetitive motions that would likely cause a stress fracture, or an acute injury.

Typical treatment Options for acute injuries