Personal injuries encompass just about every injury that a person can suffer, and one that is often overlooked, but shouldn’t be ignored is soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury occurs when muscles, tendons or ligaments suffer trauma or are overused. These injuries often result from situations such as unexpectedly rolling your ankle or hyperextending your arm.
These injuries can also result from overuse of fatigued muscles and tendons that are unprepared for or incapable of the types of actions they are performing. Your body isn’t prepared for these sudden and often uncontrolled movements, so the soft tissue experiences trauma as a result.
Soft tissue injuries include the following:
- Ankle sprains
- Back strain
- Hamstring strain
- Calf strain
All soft tissue injuries have varying degrees of severity. These include mild injuries from minimal overstretching that result in minimal tenderness and swelling to severe injuries such as ruptured structures that result in severe pain and restricted movement.
It’s important to remember following a personal injury that soft tissue injuries are a serious concern. Look out for signs as they can greatly affect your day-to-day life.
If you or a loved one has suffered a soft tissue injury following a slip and fall accident, a car crash, or another personal injury, please contact us online to discuss further action. Our attorneys can be reached via phone at 800-800-5678, or via 24/7 live chat.