Soft tissue injuries are the most common injuries in sport. The term soft tissue refers to certain tissues that connect, surround, and support the structures and organs of the human body. Certain types of soft tissue structures include, muscles, ligaments, nerves, tendons and blood vessels just to name a few.
Some signs and symptoms of soft tissue injuries include bruising, usually caused by direct force from either a kick or trauma to the area resulting in compression and internal bleeding at the site seen via swelling or discolouration. Secondly a soft tissue injury can be due to a sprain or strain, this will generally involve the person being unable to move in a full range of motion as well as experiencing pain to the area. A pop, click or crunching sound can often accompany a soft tissue injury as well.
Soft tissue treatment can involve many modalities. The initial phase of the treatment incorporates a technique known as RICER. This stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral, generally to a chiropractor or physiotherapist. RICER should be implemented for the first 2-3 days, usually until the swelling around the area has completely resolved. Once this has taken place a chiropractor is able to treat the condition using a number of strategies to heal your injury in the fastest time possible. Treatments can include, massage (effleurage), instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, pin and stretch, trigger point therapy, dry needling, interferential machine, low level laser, exercises and many more. At Lakeside Chiropractic soft tissue injuries are one of the major complaints patients present with as they can happen extremely fast without the right preparation. Lakeside Chiropractic have helped many Perth patients return back to their normal activities and sports in the quickest time possible.
Lakeside Chiropractic is central to Perth’s northern suburbs and houses many of the suburbs including Woodvale, Ellenbrook, Ocean Keys, Yanchep, Clarkson, Heathridge and Beldon. We have HICAPS facilities on site to assist in the expense of your treatment and are BUPA and Medibank preferred providers, however take many others including, HIF, HBF, NIB, etc. To book an appointment you can contact us on 93000095 and speak with our receptionist or book via our ‘book now’ tab on our website www.lakesidechiro.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you soon and treating your condition.