Swelling Continues Long After Trauma or Surgery

Navigating the intricacies of post-surgery recovery using effective treatment options is crucial. We take a close look at how Dr. Kelly Starrett addresses post-surgery recovery for individuals in search of quick solutions. For those in the recovery phase, we address the persistent challenge of swelling even months after post-operative treatment. Understanding that swelling is a normal part of tissue reloading, Dr. Kelly Starrett sheds light on the extended duration, emphasizing the need for proactive measures long after trauma or surgery.

Recovering from Post-Surgery Swelling

How Long Does Swelling Last After Surgery?

Recovery after surgery can vary widely depending on various factors, including the type of surgery, individual health conditions, and the effectiveness of post-operative care. For many surgeries, a significant reduction in post-surgery edema is often observed within the first few weeks, but complete resolution may take several months. It’s important to note that individual responses to surgery can vary, and factors such as adherence to post-operative care instructions, physical activity levels, and the use of modalities like compression, elevation, and H-Wave, can influence the duration and severity of post-surgery inflammation.

Best Ways to Reduce Swelling After Surgery

Reducing inflammation after surgery is essential for a smooth recovery. Fortunately, you can take action to reduce swelling immediately after surgery. These easy steps can lower the amount of post-surgery edema you experience and reduce the overall time of the swelling:

  • Elevate the Surgical Area Elevating the operated area helps reduce inflammation by promoting proper fluid drainage. Keep the surgical site elevated above the level of your heart whenever possible.
  • Stay Hydrated Proper hydration is essential for the body’s natural healing processes. Drinking enough water helps flush out excess fluids and reduces the risk of dehydration-related swelling.
  • Rest Allows the body to allocate energy to heal and reduces the risk of prolonged inflammation. If you try to get too active too soon after your surgery, you could cause more trauma triggering more inflammation and swelling.
  • H-Wave can be effective in managing post-surgery swelling. It works by promoting increased blood flow aiding in the removal of excess fluids.

Extended Support using H-Wave for Surgery Recovery

Recognizing the effectiveness that H-Wave has in managing immediate post-surgery swelling, Dr. Starrett advocates for its continued use throughout the recovery journey. This is especially relevant for individuals who have completed traditional rehabilitation but find themselves facing chronic swelling during the reloading phase. By utilizing H-Wave strategically, individuals can stay ahead of congestion and ensure a more comfortable and accelerated recovery. As we reengage with loading it’s common for people to be left in the lurch, oftentimes they’ve gone through the rehab setting and they’re beginning to experience chronic swelling with reloading which leads to many unanswered questions. “Am I getting better? Why am I still experiencing pain? Why do I still have swelling?” For those already familiar with H-Wave, Dr. Starrett provides insights on maximizing its benefits. Check out the video below to learn why surgeons are turning to H-Wave for post-operative pain management:

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