ORTHOPEDIC CONDITION: SOFT TISSUE INJURY


The specialists at NYSI have yeas of experience with soft tissue injuries. While we emphasize a conservative approach, we can also provide surgery when needed.*
orthopedic patient with soft tissue injury

Soft Tissue Injury

A soft tissue injury is anything categorized as damage to the muscles, ligaments or tendons throughout the body. Most commonly, a soft tissue injury occurs as a sprain, strain, or the overuse of a specific part of the body.*

Worried you may have a soft tissue injury? The NYSI has a variety of specialists in offices throughout greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains, and Newburgh, NY. Schedule a consultation with us today.*

WHY CHOOSE NEW YORK SPINE INSTITUTE

Quality Care

We are proud of the treatments we offer patients at our facilities in New York. We always uphold our staff to the highest medical standards possible.*

Industry Leaders

Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, medical director of NYSI, has helped our team gain the knowledge and expertise needed to help treat common soft tissue injuries.*

Multiple Languages

To help our patients from all over, our staff can speak a number of different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian.*

Understanding the Causes of Your Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injuries can be categorized as either an acute injury or an overuse injury.

  • Acute Injury: This type of injury is often caused by a sudden trauma (like a fall or blow to the body). Examples include strains, sprains or contusions.
  • Overuse Injury: This injury can occur over time and most commonly in athletic or repetitive actions where an injury does not have the opportunity to heal naturally. Common examples include tendinitis or bursitis.

Diagnosing Your Soft Tissue Injury

Diagnosing a soft tissue injury will begin with a physical examination where your physician or orthopedic specialist will evaluate you for any serious injury. It’s imperative to have a thorough history and physical examination for a sufficient diagnosis.*

Your doctor will inspect the area for tenderness, gross defects on the bone or tendon, deformity, swelling and a number of other indicators of a soft tissue injury. They may even need to use imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI or CT scan for further diagnosis.*

Treatment Options For Soft Tissue Injuries 

Patients who experience a soft-tissue injury, with or without other musculoskeletal injuries, can benefit from conservative measures which can be recommended by a pain management specialist or physical therapist. It’s good to practice rest, ice compression, elevation and immobilization.*

If you require surgery, it may be done with a minimally invasive surgical procedure called arthroscopy. This can often be used to repair ligaments or menisci in the knee.*

Need a Consultation for Your Soft Tissue Injury?