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How Chiropractic Provides Relief from Soft Tissue Injuries

As discussed in the previous blog, some common injuries related to car accidents. This article will look at the types of soft tissue injuries we typically see here at our accident and injury clinic in Richardson. 

Defining Soft Tissue Injury

A soft tissue injury is damage to the soft tissues of your body and not your bones. This includes ligaments, tendons, skin, muscles, connective tissue, fat, and blood vessels. For example, a bruise, a contusion, or a sprain would be classified as a soft tissue injury. The severity of these injuries varies from a simple bruising to a serious contusion that could require medical treatment.

Common Injuries and Symptoms

As an accident and injury clinic in Richardson, we see sprains, strains, lacerations, contusions, joint impingements, and tears of ligaments, especially in the shoulders and knees.

  1. Sprains and strains typically happen from your body moving forcefully and quickly. You may feel tenderness, stiffness, soreness, reduced range of motion, and swelling. 
  2. Blunt trauma inevitably results in a contusion or bruising. When blood vessels are hit with enough force to cause them to break, bruising develops. 
  3. Impingement occurs when the tendons surrounding a joint are swollen, thus restricting movement. This often results in both pain and weakness.
  4. Torn ligaments, especially in the knees, are among the most common soft tissues injuries.  Possible signs of a torn ligament in the knee are swelling, instability in your leg, or stiffness.
  5. As an accident and injury clinic in Richardson we can diagnose your injury and prescribe treatment plan that caters to you and your goals.

How Injury Relief Chiropractic Can Help

Depending on your injuries, we may take one of several approaches to treat your soft tissue injuries in our Richardson accident and injury clinic. We start with an evaluation to determine the severity of your injury. Understandably, that helps determine the course of treatment our skilled professionals will provide. Some methods may include electrical stimulation, massage, heat or cold packs, ultrasound therapy, and gentle manipulation. Click here to schedule your appointment online from the convenience of your home, or call (972) 232-2227 today.