WHAT IS SOFT TISSUE DAMAGE?
Soft tissue damage includes the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Soft-tissue injuries are micro-tears to the muscles and ligaments that are more painful and take longer to heal than a broken leg. Sprains and strains mean something has stretched beyond normal. Muscle tissue may become strained when forced to exceed its ability to work. Besides muscle tissue, sprains and strains can affect a ligament or tendon. Ligaments attach bone to bone, while tendons attach muscle to bone. A sprained ankle is an example of a soft-tissue injury as it involves a sprain to a ligament. Sprains and strains occur when a person forces his or her muscles to perform beyond what the person does on a routine basis. Muscle tissue may become strained when forced to exceed its ability to work.
Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of function. Theraflex RX Pain Relief can reduce this pain.