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The Cold Hard Facts on Major Soft Tissue Injuries

March 28, 2013
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The Cold Hard Facts on Major Soft Tissue Injuries

Fact: Soft tissue injuries include ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis

Fact:  There are 4 stages to soft tissue healing –

1)    Initial active swelling (0 – 72 hours, loss of motion and increase of pain)

2)    Inflammation (Day 3 – 3 weeks, fluid buildup in tissues)

3)    Repair (Day 5 – 6weeks,  scar tissue buildup)

4)    Remodeling (Week 3- 1 year depending on severity, body tries to rid of scar tissue and return to pre-injury status)

Fact: Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy can help throughout in many ways –

1)    Increase  motion to affected joints  and reduce acute pain

2)    Decrease inflammation in affected and surrounding area

3)    Decrease scar tissue formation

4)    Restore full range of motion and function

5)    Decrease chronic pain

6)    Accelerate healing

7)    Prevent any future damage to affected area

The Doctors at APRC working on Mapso Club members after the E. Murray Todd Half Marathon (3/3/13)