Conditions

Soft Tissue Injury

When soft tissue are damaged, there is usually immediate pain along with immediate or delayed swelling (excessive swelling can slow the healing process). Stiffness is very common as a result of the trauma and swelling.

Recovering from Soft Tissue Injury

When you injure your muscles, tendon and ligaments you have a soft tissue injury. Tendons are fibrous bands that attach muscles to bone and overstretching muscle and tendons is called a ‘strain’.

Ligaments are fibrous bands that hold bones together and overstretching ligaments is referred to as a ‘sprain’.

You can expect good recovery from most soft tissue injuries. The length of time depends on your age, general health and severity of the injury.


First4Therapy Advice


  • What are the symptoms?
  • What can I do?
  • Can First4Therapy help you?
What are the symptoms?

When soft tissue is damaged, there is usually immediate pain along with immediate or delayed swelling (excessive swelling can slow the healing process).

Stiffness is also very common as a result of the trauma and swelling. Bruising may also develop after 24-48 hours.

With severe trauma, there may also be a fracture. As with all severe trauma it is best to go direct to A&E for a detailed diagnosis.

What can I do?

In the first 48-72 hours follow the PRICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing.

Information on the PRICE method

You may require painkillers to help with pain relief.

Minimise using the affected area the area and initially avoid stretching which could further weaken the damaged tissue. After a few days when the swelling has reduced, slowly increase your activity levels as tolerated, unless your physiotherapist advises you against it.

If you have had a significant injury, you may need to avoid certain activities or movements until adequate healing has taken place. Again, your Physiotherapist will advise you on the most suitable exercises.

Can First4Therapy help you?

Yes. We can advise you, provide hands-on treatment, electrotherapy and exercises to improve muscle strength, joint flexibility and balance. These exercises will help you recover quicker, help reduce pain and reduce the chance of the injury recurring.



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