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Soft tissue injuries include any type of damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the body.
The most common types of soft tissue injuries are:
At Dignity Health, experienced orthopedic and sports medicine doctors are on hand to provide expertise for treating soft tissue injuries in Arizona. For the personalized service you need, Find a Doctor today.
Symptoms of soft tissue injuries depend on specific type of injury, but often include general pain and swelling around the affected area.
Other common symptoms are:
If you have symptoms of a soft tissue injury, like a muscle strain or sprain, meet with a skilled orthopedic doctor at Dignity Health to receive proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Injuries to soft tissues in the body can either be acute (sudden) or chronic (occurring gradually). Examples of acute injuries include trauma, such as falls, slips, twists, or direct blows. A contusion, sprain, or strain is a soft tissue injury. Chronic soft tissue injuries are caused by a repetitive, overuse of a particular muscle or joint. Good examples are tendonitis and bursitis.
At Dignity Health, our orthopedic departments treat soft tissue injuries by focusing on alleviating pain and allowing injuries to heal properly. Initial treatment may involve rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), along with anti-inflammatory medicines. Steroid injections, splints, and range of motion exercises may also be part of your treatment. For more severe acute injuries, we many recommend physical therapy to strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments. If surgery is needed, surgeons at Dignity Health offer a range of minimally invasive procedures.
Dignity Health provides expert care to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries in Arizona, as part of our orthopedic services.