What is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Conditions?
Regardless of the specific structure affected, sports injuries can generally be classified in one of two ways: acute or chronic.
Acute injuries, such as a sprained ankle, strained back, or fractured hand, occur suddenly during activity. Signs of an acute injury include the following:
- sudden, severe pain
- inability to place weight on a lower limb
- extreme tenderness in an upper limb
- inability to move a joint through its full range of motion
- extreme limb weakness
- visible dislocation or break of a bone
Chronic injuries usually result from overusing one area of the body while playing a sport or exercising over a long period. The following are signs of a chronic injury:
- pain when performing an activity
- a dull ache when at rest
At Fit for Life Wellness & Rehabilitation Centre, we treat both Acute as well as Chronic conditions. We use a variety of treatment methods including electrotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, nutrition, reiki, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, soft tissue therapy and much more!