With most soft tissue injuries, the most critical window for maximum recovery effect is the first 12-24 hours.
What you do to manage the body’s response to soft-tissue trauma in this window will determine how long it takes to recover.
When recovering from surgery like wisdom teeth removal, always check with your Physician about the best pain relief options for you.
If your pain is caused by an injury episode like over-extending your thumb, or a worsening toothache over time, consider the following –
- Time is of the essence
- Movement is important
- Keep mental notes of how you hurt yourself or when pain started
- Get a professional diagnosis as soon as possible
- Always follow instructions!
For more acute injury management advice from our Sports Physio, Cameron Lillicrap, click here.