The Phases of Recovery are important to know because this is what will keep you on track and help properly heal the injured area. SimpleTherapy is also useful in preventing further damage and reinjury. Recovery from the injury can be divided into three phases: Acute, Sub-acute, and the chronic phase.
Phase one, Acute: This phase may result within 24-72 hours after injury. Acute inflammatory phase is characterized by pain, swelling, and redness that happens to the site that is damaged. The goal here is to facilitate healing while reducing inflammation through (PRICE) Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Phase two, Sub-acute: After an injury, there is a lot of inflammation for 2-3 days, so the sub-acute stage usually starts between 3 and 7 days post injury and lasts around 3-4 weeks. This phase slowly eases back into your normal condition through the use of strengthening and motion exercises.
Phase three, Chronic. Beyond three months is referred to as the chronic phase and refers mainly to pain that lasts more than 3 months. The goal here is to put yourself in a position that is close to the condition you were in prior to the injury.