Difference Between Acute and Chronic Injuries

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Difference Between Acute and Chronic Injuries
Injuries
Chronic Injuries
Acute Injuries
Pain when performing an activity
A dull ache when at rest
Swelling
Sudden, severe pain
Inability to place weight on a lower limb
Extreme tenderness in an upper limb
Inability to move a joint through its full range of motion
Extreme limb weakness
Visible dislocation or break of a bone
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. www.niams.nih.gov