Soft Tissue Injuries

Injuries to Tissues

A soft tissue injury (STI) is the damage of muscles, ligaments, and tendons throughout the body. Common soft tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, or overuse of a particular part of the body. Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of function.

Until recently there was very little known about the soft tissue in our body. As a matter of fact, many treatment options for soft tissue injuries were based on theory and not actual data from published studies.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained chiropractors, certified in the procedure. A thin monofilament needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

This therapy is not for every type of soft tissue injury. It is most effective with a select few. At Wellness First Chiropractic, we will be able to determine if the injury you have qualifies for this type of care. Often spinal misalignments will cause structural compensation, creating dysfunctional joints that lead to a repeat of these soft tissue injuries over and over. Therefore, we often incorporate chiropractic care as well in the treatment plan to stop the repetitiveness.

If you feel like you have a constant soft tissue problem that you would like us to evaluate, click on the link below to schedule an appointment.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain. Chiropractic focuses on the hard tissue of the body (vertebrae and joints of the spine) while massage focuses on the soft tissues (muscles) of the body. By targeting both the hard and soft tissues, a faster and more overall complete recovery is achieved.

At Wellness First Chiropractic, our massage therapist have access to your medical record. Having access to your records lets the therapist know what to stay away from as well as what to spend a little extra time on. In addition, our massage therapist receives direction from the doctor whenever a change in care is necessary.


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