Soft Tissue Injury

 

There are three major ways that soft tissue can develop problems. As you will see, not all injuries are due to some major trauma like a car accident, fall, or sporting injury. The majority of soft tissue injuries start off small (usually unrecognizable) and progress into painful conditions.

 

  • Acute injuries - think of sudden trauma: Injuries such as whiplash, sprained ankle, etc. Many times when an injury results in significant bruising, this may be an indicator that adhesions will develop.

  • Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma): Injuries such as plantar fascitis, some tendonitis, etc. Biomechanical abnormalities or poor posture qualify as micro-trauma.

  • Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia): Injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, some tendonitis, etc. Micro-trauma and hypoxia start off undetected and progress over time into painful conditions.

 

All three causes of soft tissue problems result in scar tissue (adhesions) forming within the tissue and between neighboring tissues (ie. between muscle and nerve as is the case with carpal tunnel syndrome).

 

White Mountain Chiropractic & Rehabilitation utilizes a variety of soft tissue techniques depending on your specific condition: Active Myofascial Release and Graston Technique®.