Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to the body’s soft tissues such as bruises, sprains, and nerve damage. Soft tissue injuries may also affect the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels.
These injuries can occur in a variety of everyday life events like over-exertion, improper lifting, car accidents, and falls. Certain behaviors can make an individual more vulnerable to soft tissue injuries. For example:
Failure to wear protective equipment
Performing intense activity without pacing oneself
Failure to warm up or cool down during heavy exercise
Straining an already injured body part
Poor form or lack of training for an activity
Sustaining a soft tissue injury is not uncommon, and fortunately, these injuries are easily treatable. Unfortunately, a soft tissue injury left untreated can take a significant length of time to heal.
Dr. Tharnish and her team at the Charleston Pain Relief Center are experienced in treating soft tissue injuries. By assessing the injury and developing a customized treatment plan, North Charleston, SC individuals can heal quickly and thoroughly.
Depending on the nature of the soft tissue injury, Dr. Tharnish may perform adjustments or manipulation of the affected area. Treatment may also include temperature therapy or massage to relieve pain and inflammation. Patients may then be recommended exercises to increase mobility, balance, and strength.
It’s a common misconception that lack of pain means an injury is healed. Soft tissue damage may take several weeks or months to heal, so regardless of whether the pain has subsided, the area may require further assessment.
If you have recently sustained a soft tissue injury, call the Charleston Pain Relief Center. Dr. Tharnish and her team can help ensure that the injury heals properly, and in as little time as possible. Treatments are non-invasive and do not require patients to rely on potentially dangerous pharmaceutical medications to experience relief.
Schedule an appointment today to start a customized treatment plan and get back to your regular activities without pain.