What Is A Soft Tissue Injury?

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Nov 01

A soft tissue injury occurs when muscles, fascia, tendons or ligaments are traumatized or overused. Soft tissue injuries are usually characterized by pain and/or swelling. If you have ever had a sprain or strain, you are familiar with one form of soft tissue injuries. Sprains and strains are common examples of soft tissue injuries, and they can also be contusions (bruises), tendonitis and bursitis.

The common protocol for addressing a soft tissue injury is rest, ice, compression and elevation, also known as RICE. It can take a while to recover or heal from soft tissue injuries. A physical therapist can help improve and shorten the healing process.

How Our Bodies Heal From A Soft Tissue Injury

Our bodies work to repair themselves from these types of injuries by producing collagen to repair the soft tissue that has been injured. Physical therapy can assist with this healing process in helping to strengthen and align the new collagen fibers your body is building.

What Physical Therapy Can Do For A Soft Tissue Injury

Physical therapy helps to keep swelling and inflammation down after an injury. Your physical therapist is also skilled in several treatment options, including, manual therapy, which addresses the underlying issues with a soft tissue injury.

Scraping therapy is also an increasingly popular way to help your body heal from these types of injuries. There are many benefits of scraping therapy to aid in your healing.

Your physical therapist may also have exercise recommendations to help you recover from a soft tissue injury.

Physical therapists have several options available to you to help you recover from soft tissue injuries and get you up and going again.

Contact us today for an evaluation and to talk about your condition and injuries and how adding physical therapy to your routine may be beneficial for your


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