What To Do For 3 Certain Injury Types

Suffering an injury in our daily lives is uncommon to us, but it’s common enough for general society, whereby we have been passed down knowledge for how to deal with it. Everyone knows about compression, bandaging, ice and heat packs, elevation and plasters to name a few. However, for certain types of injuries, not all of that will work and some of it may actually do the opposite. You need to know what to do for certain types of injuries to get back to full health the quickest and involve the least amount of hiccups in the recovery process as possible. Let’s explore muscle injuries, open wounds, joint hyperextensions and also, full-body trauma incidents, and how to heal properly.

Open wound care

Open wounds are something many of us have come into contact with. We’re not about a paper cut or even a cut on your finger with a knife. We’re talking about a chunk of flesh that has been lifted from your limbs and has caused an open wound. Here is how you can speed up the healing process.

  • Stop the bleeding. First of all, you need to apply pressure by using a clean cloth or bandage. This helps to clot the blood and promote the body’s natural healing of wounds by creating a clot or scab.
  • Clean the wound when you can. Use a simple disinfectant wipe or an alcohol swab. Make sure not to wipe directly over the wound, dab it instead. 
  • Use an antibiotic ointment of some kind. You can buy these at any pharmacy.
  • Then put on a plaster or some kind of covering. Some people use a cotton ball and bandage combination instead of a plaster because it can be soaked in antibiotics for prolonged healing.
  • You can put ice on the bandage or plaster periodically but you should also change the dressing about every 2-3 days or so. 

Full body trauma

Full body trauma is a rare event. It’s truly a shocking experience as your entire body is hit with immense force. This could be a force of several hundred pounds or perhaps measured in the numbers of Gs. Typically, this occurs during a car crash. Your body can experience as much as 30Gs in a typical car crash of about 40-50mph. Even higher if you’re on the highway or have been shunted from an awkward angle. The truth is, the healing process is not just long but expensive. This is why dynamic personal injury attorneys are vital in your recovery. You’ll be able to receive compensation for your time off work, your health bills and most importantly, your long-term trauma recovery.

  • Physiotherapy is probably going to be an amazing option. The experts in this fieldwork to recover your motor-neuron skills, your balance, orientation to space, depth of field and more.
  • Bed red is simply recommended for anyone who has experienced a car crash. Your body acts like a container for your organs and when the huge forces of a car crash hit you, your organs hit the inside of your ribcage and it can cause bruising, rupturing, lacerations and more. So even if you feel fine, it’s best to take a few days off work and take the time to recover.

Muscle injuries

When you have a muscle tear or rip, it can feel like your leg or arm is falling off. This is because the muscle tends to go limp when it suffers this kind of injury. Luckily these types of injuries are common and the healing techniques have truly been understood for decades.

  • Do not do any HARM, i.e. heat, alcohol, running or massage therapy. 
  • It’s best to put your muscle into its resting position, i.e. when it is contracted instead of extended.
  • Tape the muscle in this position so it stays stiff and doesn’t extend if you happen to accidentally move your arm, leg, glute or back etc, in a particular direction.
  • Use ice to bring new blood to the area but do this sparingly. The muscle needs to rest and icing can cause it to cramp or tighten up.
  • Do simple body mechanic movements when you feel ready. This is just a range of movement exercises, i.e. if you have a bicep tear, extend your arm out as far as you can and then back again. Do this about 10x for 2-3 sets.

For these types of injuries, listen to your body. If it tells you to take it slow, do so. Don’t allow your head to rule over your body when it comes to open wounds as you shouldn’t carry on as nothing has happened. 



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