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Treating Acute Injuries

How your doctor in Southfield, MI, can help you stay well.

An acute injury can happen when you least expect it. Even stepping off of a curb can cause you to twist or sprain your ankle. The good news is, your doctor can help you get back on the road to good health after an acute injury.

Dr. Antoine Geffrard at RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, provides a wide variety of medical services, including treatment for acute injuries.

Acute injuries become more common as people age because of lost flexibility and poor physical condition.

Acute injuries are also more common among physically active people, especially if you don’t stretch adequately beforehand.

Examples of acute injuries include:

  • Strained and overused muscles
  • Torn ligaments or tendons
  • Fractured or broken bones

If you experience a minor acute injury, such as a bruise, swelling, or an open cut, you can try a few simple remedies like these:

  • Placing ice on the injury to reduce bruising and swelling
  • Applying antibiotic cream and bandages to an open wound
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication
  • Resting the injured area and allowing it to heal

For more serious acute injuries, including fractures, broken bones, strained or sprained muscles, ligaments or tendons, you need to visit your doctor.

Your doctor may recommend:

  • Immobilizing the injured area with a splint or cast, to allow the area to heal
  • Taking prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy to restore range-of-motion and flexibility
  • Surgical therapy to repair damaged areas

At RMS Consultations, you can take advantage of many other medical services including:

  • Treatment of acute or chronic disease
  • Weight loss treatment and health maintenance
  • Alternative and non-traditional wellness care options
  • Lifestyle and health education counseling

Experiencing an acute injury doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines. Your doctor can help. To learn more about the treatment of acute injuries, call Dr. Antoine Geffrard of RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, at (248) 663-5353. Protect your health by calling today.

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