Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 713-0906
Phone: (615) 220-8788
TollFree: 1 (888) 713-0906
  • Smyrna Office
  • Stonecrest Physicians Building
    300 Stonecrest Blvd, Ste 450

    Smyrna, TN 37167
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
  • Toll Free: 1 (888) 713-0906
  • Directions
  • Brentwood Office
  • 10644 Concord Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
  • Toll Free: 1 (888) 713-0906
  • Directions
  • Hermitage Office
  • Summit Outpatient Center
    3901 Central Pike, Ste 353

    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Phone: (615)220-8788
  • Fax: (615) 889-2370
  • Directions
  • Lebanon Office
  • 1424 Baddour Pkwy, Ste E
    Lebanon, TN 37087
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
  • Fax: (615) 889-2370
  • Directions
  • Bellevue Office
  • 140 Belle Forest Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
  • Directions
  • Mt. Juliet Office
  • 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 120
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
  • Directions
  • Waverly Office
  • 110 Hillwood Drive
    Waverly, TN 37185
  • Phone: 615-220-8788
  • Directions

Symptoms and Treatments of Acute Inflammation


Blog Category:
2/4/2013
Comments (0)

Inflammation can either be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the body’s normal response to irritation, injury, or surgery. Acute inflammation usually occurs as an immediate response to an injury, such a sprain or fracture, and typically appears within two hours. Chronic inflammation usually reflects a response to longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis, and it is ongoing.

Symptoms of acute inflammation include pain, swelling, and increased warmth and redness of the skin.

To treat inflammation, you need to reduce the inflammation and the resulting swelling and pain. The earlier treatment is started, the better. The “R.I.C.E.” method is the best treatment for acute inflammation.

The “R.I.C.E.” method consists of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

  • Rest. Stay off the foot as much as possible. You want to prevent any further injury.
  • Ice. Icing decreases blood flow to the tissue, which reduces swelling and pain.
  • Compression. You can keep the inflamed area compressed by wrapping it in a stocking or elastic bandage. Compression helps to reduce pain and prevents additional fluid accumulation.
  • Elevation. Keeping the foot elevated allows excess fluid to drain and reduces the swelling.

The symptoms of inflammation typically improve within two to three days. If your symptoms do not improve, contact your doctor or go to the emergency room. A more serious problems may exist.

If you would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.



Category: General


There are no comments.

Post a comment

Post a Comment to "Symptoms and Treatments of Acute Inflammation"

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."

Name:*

Email:* (will not be published)

Message:*

Notify me of follow-up comments via email.

Agree Privacy Policy *