Soft Tissue Injuries

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Whether from an accidental fall or sports, soft tissue injuries may cause pain and swelling and affect your daily activities. Though the severity of soft tissue injuries varies, you shouldn’t nurse them on your own. The health care team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, specializes in soft tissue injuries and can develop a plan to support healing, prevent further damage, and get you back to your active lifestyle. For the treatment of your soft tissue injury, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Soft Tissue Injuries Q & A

What are soft tissue injuries?

Damages to your muscles, ligaments, or tendons are soft tissue injuries. There are several types of soft tissue injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Bruising
  • Inflammation from overuse

You can develop a soft tissue injury while engaged in physical activity or from an unexpected accident. The damage may affect any body part, such as your ankle, knee, or shoulder. 

What are soft tissue injury symptoms?

Soft tissue injury symptoms vary depending on the severity of the tissue damage and the part of the body affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inability to use the affected body part
  • Muscle spasms

If you’re experiencing soft tissue injury symptoms, contact Sensor Medica Clinic to schedule an evaluation. Though the severity of these injuries varies, continued use may worsen the underlying condition. 

What can I expect during a soft tissue injury evaluation?

You can expect a thorough evaluation when you see the experts at Sensor Medica Clinic for a soft tissue injury. The team asks detailed questions about your injury, including how you injured yourself, the type of pain you feel, and activities that relieve or worsen your symptoms.

They also review your medical history and examine the site of your soft tissue injury. To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your provider may request diagnostic testing such as bloodwork, X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound. 

How are soft tissue injuries treated?

The experienced health care providers at Sensor Medica Clinic develop personalized treatment plans for your soft tissue injury based on the type and severity of your injury. 

Sensor Medica Clinic is a full-service physical medicine practice and offers many innovative therapies and treatments to promote healing and restore function. 

Some of the treatment options for your soft tissue injury may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Activity modification
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Orthotics

The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed. In some cases, when conservative measures fail to improve a soft tissue injury, surgery may be required.

For expert care of your soft tissue injury, contact Sensor Medica Clinic by phone or schedule an appointment online today.