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Recovering from Soft Tissue Injuries in Central California

A sudden accident or gradual orthopedic condition from overuse can cause soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries involve your soft tissue – muscles, tendons, or ligaments – rather than affecting your bones or joints.

Common soft tissue injuries include:

  • Strains — pulled muscles
  • Sprains — stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons
  • Bursitis — inflamed bursa (a sac that surrounds a joint) caused by overuse
  • Contusion — a muscle bruise
  • Tendonitis — inflamed or irritated tendon from overuse

Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors and sports medicine experts offer pain relief from sports injuries and more with care, dignity, and respect. Use Find a Doctor to diagnose and begin healing from a soft tissue injury in Central California.


Care for All Types of Soft Tissue Injuries at Dignity Health Central California

In addition to pain, you can experience a variety of symptoms with a soft tissue injury. Examples of soft tissue injuries range from golfer’s elbow to common sprains and strains. 

You may have a soft tissue injury if you have these signs:

  • Unstable joint
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bruising
  • Unable to bear weight
  • Knot or lump 
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle spasms or cramping

Returning you to the activities you enjoy is our goal. No matter the severity of your condition, you will receive care based on a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.

Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors recommend the RICE treatment for soft tissue injuries. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Anti-inflammatory medicines also help relieve pain.

For healing from any type of soft tissue injury in Central California, rely on the orthopedic experts at Dignity Health Central California. We provide care with humankindness.

Dignity Health Central California sports medicine specialists provide caring, professional treatment for soft tissue injuries in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA