Soft Tissue Injuries
One of the most common soft tissue injuries you can sustain is also one of the most commonly maligned and misunderstood. That injury is nick-named, whiplash.
You can receive a number of different soft tissue injuries. You might twist an ankle, knee, hip, wrist or elbow. You can receive neck or back injuries or whiplash. You might tear a muscle or twist and damage your spine. The effects of a soft tissue injury can last a lifetime.
The initial injury is extremely painful, some times even crippling. But as time goes on, the tissues begin to mend. But the injuries can linger for months or years, and scarring and long-term effects are common in these serious injuries. And what’s worse, the victim is susceptible to future injury and complications.
Types Of Soft Tissue Injuries
To fully understand soft tissue injuries, it is important to understand the different kinds of injuries that fall under this category:
- Sprain: A stretch or tear of a ligament (the bands of tissue that connect one bone to another)
- Strain: An injury to the muscles or tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones)
- Contusions: An area of severe bruising, with pooling blood around the injury
- Subluxation: A condition that results from the misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck and spine. Subluxation results in pressure on nerves and disrupts the signals to and from the brain. Subluxation interferes with the blood supply to the rest of the body
When injured, the muscles, ligaments and tendons swell and contract as they go through the healing process. When this happens, the muscles twitch and convulse, causing the soft tissues to experience pain. These attacks can be short-lived, last several minutes or even months. Spasms might appear to go away completely, only to rear up periodically throughout the sufferer’s lifetime. A spasm attack can occur after periods of normal life activities and even reinjure the affected areas. And unfortunately, once injured, the tissues are forever more sensitive to further damage or injury.
How We Can Help
The attorneys at the Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd. understand the underlying mechanics of the human anatomy and the different methods for treating these kinds of injuries. With up to more than 61 years of experience handling personal injury cases, our attorneys are well-known and well-respected in the medical field for working with the doctors, chiropractors and other medical professionals who are the best in providing relief for the special kinds of pain experienced by someone who has suffered a soft tissue injury.
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd.. We will help you work through your recovery and make sure you receive the right and fair amount of compensation for your injuries.