An Investigation of Soft Tissue Injuries to Determine the Best Rehabilitation Techniques

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Soft tissues injuries are most common in sport. Said tissues supports and surrounds parts of the body including; muscles, tendon, ligaments fascia, nerves, fibrous tissue, fat, blood vessels and synovial membranes. Soft tissue injuries normally involve sprains, strains or direct blows. (Soft tissue injuries n.d., Sports Medicine Australia, Australia). These types of injuries cause bleeding and swelling to injured areas such as the ankles, thumbs, feet, knee and wrist. The specific injury of soft tissue is generally diagnosed into the following grades: • Grade 1: Usually mild, and involves up to 10 percent of the muscle or ligament. • Grade 2: Tears are moderate tears, involving 10‐90 percent of the structure. • Grade 3: Tears are severe and indicate complete rupture of that muscle or Ligament. (Soft tissue injuries, Wakefield sports clinic, 2013) Sprains occur when the joint is extended more than its range of motion. A sprain causes swelling around the joint, tenderness and pain which then leads onto bruising. Strains occur when muscles over stretch or contract to quickly, this could result in partial or complete tear of the muscle. When a strain occurs it often causes bleeding within the muscle which leads to a bruise. (Ericasschoolprojects 2012 First Aid: Soft Tissue Injuries). Over use injury happens as a result of repetitive pulling, twisting or straining of muscles. When a soft tissue injury occurs there is a large amount of uncontrolled bleeding around the

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