5 Cardinal Signs of Inflammation

Redness (Rubor) and Heat (Calor) – Due to vasodilatation and increase rate of blood flow to the micro circulation

Swelling (Tumor) – due to vascular permeability that is increase and plasma fluids that will leak into the injured tissue

Pain (Dolor)
– brought about by the pressure of fluids or swelling through the nerve endings.

Loss of function/ movement – brought by the swelling and pain.


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