Soft tissues that are commonly injured in our body are the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft-tissue injuries can occur when we perform exercises and sports activities, but sometimes, our simple day-to-day activities can also cause an injury to our soft tissues.
Furthermore, soft-tissue trauma often results in pain, swelling, or bruising. Strains, sprains, contusions, tendonitis, as well as bursitis, are common soft-tissue injuries. It is important to know that these injuries can worsen if not treated properly. But you don’t have to stop performing your favorite sports due to soft tissue trauma. Visiting a chiropractic center can help relieve pain, enhance your motion, and give you an edge with consistent body adjustments.
The Causes and Prevention of Soft Tissue Trauma
Soft-tissue trauma comes in two categories: Acute and Overuse.
- Acute Trauma: Acute injury or trauma come as a result of a sudden fall or twist, or blow to the body. Acute trauma includes sprains, strains, and contusions.
- Overuse Trauma: This type of trauma develops overtime when an exercise activity is done repeatedly to the point where the body’s soft tissues do not have enough time to get healed between occurrences. Examples of overuse trauma include bursitis and tendinitis.
An early assessment of your muscle activity by a chiropractor can help identify musculoskeletal disorders. It is important to know that chiropractors can restore the body’s musculoskeletal alignment and reduce pain and tension caused by soft-tissue trauma. A properly aligned body can help a patient’s form during exercises, decrease the chances of an injury, and boost body performance.
Chiropractors also make use of Active Release Technique (ART) to determine the skeletal structure, soft-tissue condition, neurological mechanism, and the root cause of distortions that result from muscular dysfunction.
How More Movement Can Help Eliminate Soft Tissue Trauma
It is also crucial to know that more movement can help eliminate soft tissue trauma. Chiropractors make use of passive motion techniques to treat soft tissue trauma. Motion techniques such as stretching, warm-ups before/or after exercising can help heal the soft tissues in our body. Stretch after sitting for a long time. Avoid lifting heavy objects after sitting for more than an hour. After a long car ride ensure you walk around, and stretch for a couple of minutes before picking up your kids, bags, or luggage. Here are other useful tips to help you avoid soft tissue trauma:
- Avoid spinal flexion or twisting.
- Try to maintain a comfortable arch in the lower back.
- Avoid prolonged sitting.
- Be careful for the first 1.5 hours after getting out of bed and for 30 minutes after prolonged sitting.
- Avoid any exercise that has forward bending. Do not perform toe touches, sit-ups, or any other flexion exercise.
- Perform extension exercises if they reduce pain.
- Pursue an aerobic exercise that does not hurt.
- Apply hot or cold packs for 20 minutes at a time.
- Chiropractic treatments may include: adjustments; physical therapy modalities (ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, etc.) may be used for pain relief.
- Avoid prolonged bed rest. Never remain in bed for longer than three days.
- Use relative rest instead of total rest.
- Stay active, but avoid provocative activities.
Chiropractic care is not all about treating your symptoms, but the underlying cause of it. Pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, and muscle relaxers do not solve the consequence of soft tissue trauma. Passive motion and techniques help enhance mobility and rehabilitation in a pain-free setting. However, applying more movement to heal soft tissues is probably the most crucial way to treat an injury. Additionally, knowing how scar tissue forms is vital to treat a soft tissue injury; it is also important to avoid a lifetime chronic pain. Common soft-tissue injuries are treated by chiropractic care, and it offers a distinct approach to solving soft-tissue injuries that lots of healthcare professionals do not – this is the rehabilitation of “joint function.”
Treating your soft-tissue trauma starts from the moment you enter Santa Clara Custom Chiropractic doors. When you have soft tissue trauma, you need to get relieved. Your initial consultation with us involves giving a plan to treat your injury and wellness. At Santa Clara Custom Chiropractic, we are available to answer any questions on how chiropractic can help with soft-tissue trauma.
Our chiropractic office offers different methods to treat soft-tissue injuries which are:
- Rehab and exercise.
- Instructions on how to apply movement to eliminate pain and irritations, which also include gentle stretching to help eliminate tensions.
- Massage and pain management for short-term traumas
- Body adjustments
- Trigger point therapy
In addition, we help athletes that suffer from soft-tissue trauma through sports chiropractic care. We educate them on how more movement can help eliminate soft tissue trauma. Soft tissue injuries can be more painful than bone injuries. As the body recovers and heals gradually, it produces scar tissue which can reduce flexibility and body strength as well as muscle pain.
Athletes looking for a way to manage sports injuries without using opioids and surgery should consider our sports chiropractic care.
Addressing Soft Tissue Trauma on your First Visit
When you visit our chiropractic office for the first time, our team will spend some time with you to get your patient history. This data will assist us to know the extent of the trauma on your soft tissue; it will also let us know how to help you. As you begin to treat your soft tissue trauma at our office, we will give you top home tips you need to be aware of. We also send you home with specific exercises custom to your case.
We at Santa Clara Custom Chiropractic can assist you through our wealth of experience on soft tissue injuries, but we also need your devotion and participation to make our therapy work best on you.
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Chiropractic care can help prevent sports injuries by restoring optimal joint mobility and aligning the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care offers a low-risk and cost-effective option to boost flexibility and body health. Proper body health can also reduce the risk of inflammation and improve the flow of blood in your system which is needed by the body to heal itself rapidly. Santa Clara Custom Chiropractic consists of a team of medical experts that are knowledgeable and offer consolidative treatment and therapy.
Our chiropractic clinic offers patients in Santa Clara and its environs a wider range of chiropractic services in a conducive office. Also, we will help you treat your soft tissue injuries that affect your day-to-day activities. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with chiropractors. Call (408) 248-8700 today to schedule an appointment or consultation.