How To Deal With Swelling?
, I sprained my hand from falling, then there was swelling. How to reduce swelling? So what are the restrictions to improve swelling and spells? Thank you in advance
Hello Maria, Thank you for the question.
Which part of the hand is swollen? Can you still move your hands? Injury to a part of the body, for example due to collision, fall, or being involved in an accident can cause some impact on that body part Impacts that can occur such as fractures, bone dislocations, or soft tissue injuries (on the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments). This injury can cause symptoms such as sores, bruises, swelling, pain, and movement disorders.
Injury to the soft tissue can cause swelling. Not infrequently, this condition is also accompanied by the appearance of bruises due to damage to blood vessels located near the surface of the skin due to injury, so that blood collects under the skin tissue.
To deal with swelling (and bruising), you can compress ice on the swollen part for 10-15 minutes, which you can do several times a day, in the first 48-72 hours after the injury occurs. After 48-72 hours, if the swelling is still very disturbing, you can continue with a warm compress on the swollen area. In addition, you are also recommended to rest the swollen parts, as much as possible limit the movement of these body parts. You are also advised to position the swollen part higher to help relieve the swelling, for example putting a pillow under the swollen hand when sleeping so that it is higher in position. If you experience pain, you can take pain medications such as paracetamol.
If the swelling does not improve for more than 2 weeks or if the condition is accompanied by movement disorders, you should immediately consult a doctor directly. Your doctor needs to ask questions and answers about your symptoms, examine your hands, and perform other examinations such as x-rays or ultrasound. Further treatment will be given by the doctor after ascertaining the cause of your condition.
Hopefully this information is useful.