How to Treat a Soft Tissue Injury
If you’ve ever had a soft tissue injury, you know how uncomfortable and painful they can be. The good news is, Tampa Spine and Wellness can help you treat your pain with both in-office and at-home treatment.
Have you injured a muscle, tendon, or ligament? Have you experienced a strain, sprain, or contusion? These are some of the most common occurrences of soft tissue injuries.
While these injuries can take an extended period of time to heal, not all hope is lost.
To learn more about how our Tampa spine and injury professionals can help you efficiently heal a soft tissue injury, read on.
Do I Have a Soft Tissue Injury?
Before developing your own personal treatment plan, it’s important that you can correctly identify a soft tissue injury and see the appropriate professional to help with those injuries. Soft tissue injuries can be defined as injuries affecting softer parts of the body rather than bones.
Some common symptoms of a soft tissue injury are limited range of motion, swelling, muscle weakness, or loss of joint functioning. You might also notice a painful knot or bump on your body. Bruises, contusions, strains, tweaks, tendonitis, and bursitis are all common soft tissue injuries.
While you may suspect that you have a soft tissue injury, it’s important to seek guidance from a trained medical professional before attempting to treat it.
Methods for Healing a Soft Tissue Injury
There are two types of soft tissue injury; Acute and overuse. Depending on which type of soft tissue injury you have, your treatment plan will vary.
Acute soft tissue injuries may occur after falling, twisting the body unnaturally, or being hit by another object, such as being in a car accident. This might cause a bruise, twist, or contusion. To heal an acute soft tissue injury, some best practices are elevation, compression, applying ice/heat and rest.
Soft tissue injuries in the overuse category will occur over a long period of time. Many athletes or elderly people experience overuse injuries like bursitis or tendinitis. In this case, rest, heat, and anti-inflammatory medication can often provide some relief.
For overuse injuries, you might also find relief from therapeutic injections. Injections for bursitis and tendinitis often consist of natural plasma to ease pain and reduce inflammation. These injections help soft tissue injuries heal more efficiently.
Another top way to treat soft tissue injuries is the Graston Technique®. This technique, often used at Tampa Spine and Wellness, uses stainless-steel instruments to massage and treat inflamed and injured areas. It can also help prevent future injuries from arising by reducing soft tissue scarring.
Consult With Tampa Spine and Injury Professionals Today
Are you looking to treat your soft tissue injury? Look no further than Tampa Spine and Wellness. Our team of local Tampa spine and injury professionals can help develop a tailored treatment plan for your unique needs.
Whether you’re experiencing unknown pain or pain from a soft tissue injury, contact us today for a consultation and to request an appointment. We also accept walk-in visits for immediate attention.