Edema and swelling is our body's natural way of healing an injury; a part gets injured, the body sends its natural repair workers through fluids to fix it. These fluids usually accumulate in the injured location/part.
...and unfortunately, there are 2 common problems that comes with these repair workers.
Usually if you see a doctor, be it a general practitioner or specialist doctor, they may prescribe to your anti-diuretics and anti-inflammatory medication to bring down the swelling and pain as too much fluids can increase pressure and damage organs/tissues.
This in turn can cause
therefore it will impair and compromises clinical and functional outcomes.
That's why our senior physiotherapists and hand therapists in our physio clinics will quickly work on edema and swelling therapy management. This will take precedence first, then pain management then any forms of active movement or motion therapy.
Some of the edema and swelling management techniques and approaches that Phoenix Rehab use to manage swelling in our physiotherapy clinics include:
you have edema and swelling at any of your body or injury parts that has been persistent, please see a doctor or book a session with us - for us to assess and rule out any more serious issues.