A slip, a trip, a fall. An injury can occur after even the most innocuous of accidents. If the pain seems mild or you’re not sure what damage you’ve done, it may be tempting to rest for a while, shake it off and then carry on as normal.
However, the harm you may have caused to your body won’t always be visible from the outside – and ignoring that niggling pain could worsen the damage.
Dr Andrew Dutton, an orthopaedic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, explains how minor symptoms could lead to major problems, and why you should seek medical advice immediately in the event of an injury.