Monday, May 5, 2014

soft tissue injury

You can heal at home from a mild soft tissue injury. You should rest and ice the area the first twenty four to forty eight hours. You can apply a compression bandage and elevate the injury if possible. You can also message the area gently after you have applied ice. You should not keep the area from being mobile and gently work the area but avoid any severe pain. Your movement of the area should be just enough so that the muscles are not stretched. Any movement should not result in pain or more swelling. You should avoid any exercise activity that involves the injured area. You should use the proper dosage of rest and movement if the area is swollen or inflamed, which will show up as pain when you try to move the area that is injured.
To help the area heal you can try some gently isometric muscle movements. You should net feel any pain in the muscle or joints. If you can tolerate this you should do it gently for five to tem minutes then rest. You can also have a person message the injury. Message serves the purpose of moving the fluid and should be done softly to the injured area. When you message the injured muscle you should not apply to much pressure to the area that is healing. This will promote blood flow to the muscle and the surrounding area. You should make sure to test the range of motion and move the area daily to keep it from getting to stiff from in activity. You should start stabilazation and exercise for the range of motion to the injured area.