At the practice I am often asked about Soft Tissue Injuries, so thought I would begin a series of Blog posts on this subject to answer client questions and concerns.
What are soft tissues?
Soft tissues mainly comprise of muscles, tendon and ligaments.
Muscles: are responsible for movement.
Tendons: connect muscles to bones.
Ligaments: connect bone adjourning bones as well as provide structural support to joints.
What are soft tissue injuries?
When we talk about soft tissue injuries, we are mainly referring to injuries of muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Muscles injuries are also known as ‘strains.’
Ligament Injuries are also known as ‘sprains.’
Tendon Injuries can result from either overuse (tendinopathy, tendinosis or tendinitis) or tendon tears/ruptures.
That's it for this post. If you are suffering from any of the above, make an appointment. One of our experienced physiotherapists will be able to diagnose the extent of your injury and guide you through the appropriate rehabilitation and safe return to activity.