Signs of an Emergency




There are several signs of emergency when injury happens such as: a joint or bone that is clearly broken or dislocated, inability to support any weight on affected area, extreme pain that is progressively getting worse, paralysis, tingling or numbness, unsteady breathing or pulse, noticeable paleness and disorientation or confusion.
Phillip DePaola, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, also says any systemic issues need to be evaluated by a medical professional.
The expert considers there are a few upper extremity pathologies such as bursitis, calcific tendonitis or neck conditions that need to be treated in the E.R.

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