Is It Dangerous To Massage Immediately After An Accident?

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Hello, many people say that after a fall/accident it must be massaged, is it dangerous? I have doubts about it, because the former limbs that fall/accidents just hurt a little when held. But if you use lotion at the pharmacy, it doesn’t hurt, but it takes a long time. Thank you in advance.

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Hi Ditha,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Massaging the injured area can often make the sufferer feel more comfortable. However, this action is actually very risky to make your injury even worse. Therefore, you should not take this action until it is completely declared safe by a doctor.


Injuries can cause mild to severe sequelae. The pain you feel in the post-injury body part can be the result of a minor muscle injury, but it can also be caused by a more severe condition, such as a joint dislocation, tendon rupture (tendon tear), fracture (bone fracture), or organ injury. in its shelter. Or, this pain arises due to local inflammation around the injury site.


Massaging the injured area can have very serious consequences. For example, if the cause of your post-injury pain is a broken bone, then massaging the injured area can cause the broken bone segment to move further apart. This will certainly complicate the healing process, and can even cause damage to other tissues around the broken bone.


Therefore, depending on the mechanism, severity, and also the post-injury effects, massaging the injured area may or may not be allowed. To tell the difference, you should immediately go to a doctor so that it can be assessed, either through a physical examination, or also supporting, such as x-rays or CT scans, the possibility of dangerous conditions that should be wary of.


As an initial, post-injury treatment, you should avoid excessive mobilization of the injured body part. And to reduce pain, you can compress the injured body part using an ice pack while taking pain relievers, such as paracetamol.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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