Acute Pain, Adult
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Acute pain is a type of sudden pain that may last for just a few days or for as long as three months. It is often related to an illness, injury, or a medical procedure. Acute pain may be mild, moderate, or severe.
Pain can make it hard for you to do your daily activities. It can cause anxiety and lead to other problems if it is not treated. Treatment may not take all the pain away, but it may lessen the pain so you can move around and tolerate it.
Pain is best treated with medicines and other therapies such as distraction, meditation, oils from plants (aromatherapy), heat, and ice. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain and how severe it is. Acute pain usually goes away once your injury has healed or you are no longer ill.
Managing pain, stiffness, and swelling
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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