GUNGAHLIN COLLEGE. Human Movement SPORTS INJURIES SOFT TISSUES INJURIES. Soft tissue injuries. I nclude damage to muscle, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, skin, blood vessels, organs and nerves. There are many types of soft tissue injury .
SOFT TISSUES INJURIES
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Things to look for –
No damage to structure – normal ligament
When soft tissue is injured, it becomes inflamed but responds by activating a self-healing process. This is referred to as the inflammatory response and may last up to three or four days after the injury occurs, depending on the extent of the damage. The injury will progress through the following phases as part of the healing process.
In the long term, treatment aims to: