Injuries which can produce swelling and Inflammation
Many injuries which cause trauma to the body whether it is at cellular level or main structures will initiate the Inflammation process causing swelling at the injury site. Some of the common injuries seen at Physio.co.uk which produce Inflammation and swelling are:
How can Physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapy can help with the symptoms of swelling and inflammation through their experience and knowledge. Physiotherapists can help by:
- Reducing the swelling
- Speeding the inflammation process
- Reducing pain
- Improving joint range of movement
- Providing self-management strategies
What Physiotherapy Treatments can be expected for swelling and inflammation?
There are a number of treatments available from Physio.co.uk for swelling and inflammation.The experienced Physiotherapists will make a clinical judgement from the initial assessment on which treatments are best suited. Some of the treatments may include:
- Ice therapy
- Range of movement exercises
- Electrotherapy (PSWD, Interferential, TENS)
Swelling and inflammation can cause problems with reduced range of movement affecting the individual’s mobility if a lower limb injury. The swelling and inflammation period can last for several weeks therefore a course of Physiotherapy could assist optimise healing and speed the recovery process. Please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment.