Soft Tissue Injury Care

//Soft Tissue Injury Care
Soft Tissue Injury Care 2018-02-22T05:22:00+00:00

Tissue Injury Treatment

A soft tissue injury is any injury when muscles, tendons or ligaments are damaged. That is, not hard like bone.
Soft tissue injuries include:

  • Muscle Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Tendon injuries eg tendinopathy
  • Other Soft Tissue Injuries (eg fat, myofascial tissue, joint capsules, skin and other connective tissue) Foremost way to attend soft tissue injury is to seek prompt medical attention for an accurate diagnosis. However, initially, you can follow the following general guidelines.
  • In the first three days after injury, use the R.I.C.E. method:
  • Rest (to evade pain and added damage)
  • Ice (for 20 to 30 minutes each for two to three hours)
  • Compression (to support the injury and ease swelling)
  • Elevation (above your heart to assist swelling reduction)

While the following advice is standard and may vary depending on your injury diagnosis, there are several treatment goals during the subacute phase. These include:

  • Pain Relief

  • Regain Full Movement

  • Muscle Strengthening

  • Proprioceptive Retraining

  • Professional Help

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