Doctors for Soft Tissue Injury Management in mattoor, Kochi
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Two things that constitute Soft Tissue Injuries are a muscle or a tendon damage which is also known as strain, and damage in a particular ligament which is also known as a sprain. Symptoms of Soft tissue injuries are swelling, bruising and pain in the affected area. The soft tissue swelling may occur a few hours after the injury or at once. The causes of soft tissue injury could be a sudden, unplanned and uncontrolled movement. This is very common. It is better to consult a medical assistant if the injury is severe. Physiotherapists help in recovery through exercises which help in stretching, providing balance and reducing the stiffness of the affected area. Soft tissue injury treatment management can be done by following the PRICE regime for a speedy recovery. P stands for the protection of the affected area, R stands for ample rest, I denotes the Ice packs, C stands for compression using bandages and E stands for the elevation of the particular area. Work and exercises that generate heat in the body should be avoided for the first 48 to 72 hours. Alcohol, re-injuries and massages are also to be avoided. The patient has to follow the medical assistant's instructions to regain normal functions. This is the final stage of the treatment. A normal recovery time for soft tissue injuries would be one week to six weeks. However, it can increase or decrease based on the patient's general health.
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