Knowing The Difference Between Chronic and Acute Pain
Acute pain is the most recognizable type of pain. Unfortunately, all of us have experienced it at some point in our lives! Acute pain affects you immediately and goes away quickly after its cause is removed from the equation. Remember the last time you sprained your ankle or wrist while playing sports? Have you ever strained your back from gardening or lifting heavy objects? These are all examples of your brain interpreting an injury as acute pain, and letting you know that you need to do something about it!
According to this online medical dictionary, the definition of acute pain is “a feeling of distress, suffering, or agony, caused by stimulation of specialized nerve endings.” In terms of functionality, the sensation of acute pain “acts as a warning that tissues are being damaged and induces the sufferer to remove or withdraw from the source.”
At Bruder Healthcare, we recognize that suffering from acute pain is a widespread occurrence. This type of pain will affect every person at some time, and everyone deserves relief. We’re proud to offer our customers our patented MediBeads Moist Heat Wraps and ProtoCold Therapy Pads as a means of relief from acute pain. Next time you twist your ankle playing basketball, wrap a ProtoCold Therapy Pad around the injury to reduce swelling and ease the pain. If your quads are stiff and aching from yesterday’s run, wrap them up with a MediBeads Moist Heat Wrap to increase blood flow to the muscles and reduce soreness.
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