All your connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and muscles are part of soft tissues. Overexertion, accidents or stress can cause discomfort or searing pain in these regions.
Apart from this, your muscles and soft tissues can also suffer trauma and injuries that result in constant pain. Soft tissue treatment is the single most effective treatment that can treat musculoskeletal problems including muscle trauma and soft tissue injuries.
Soft tissue treatment is a big success in the healthcare industry because it can be tailored to suit individual cases. This way the treatment adapts to the specific needs and requirements of each patient and offers relief effectively.
Statistics from 2014 show that out of every 100,000 people, 766 men and 676 women suffered soft tissue knee injuries. If left untreated, this can aggravate knee osteoarthritis. This is why soft tissue treatments are on the rise.
When and Why You Need Soft Tissue Treatments
Made from a combination of techniques, soft tissue treatments mobilize soft tissues and help relieve pain and improve the range of motion. Enabling patients to return to their regular lifestyle helps with the emotional trauma of being distanced from normal living. Through the process of rehabilitation, soft tissue injuries heal and allow the physical trauma to be managed effectively as well.
Musculoskeletal injuries can be treated in various ways but only soft tissue treatments target deep tissue at its core. Other treatment methods may offer temporary relief but not all guarantee long-term prevention from the pain coming back.
Persistence of pain can inhibit movement to the extent of partial paralysis if left unaddressed for years. Chronic soft tissue ailments can be best treated with this method which offers relief from pain as well as a return to functionality.
Types of Soft Tissue Treatments
As mentioned, soft tissue treatments are a combination of several techniques. Here are some to name a few:
Trigger Point Dry Needling
This method requires fine filament needles to be inserted into trigger points—bands of skeletal muscles amongst a larger group of muscles—that are also causing referred pain in other areas. Dry needling is quite effective in rehabilitating restricted motion and reducing discomfort, by improving the circulation of tissues.
This treatment is mostly for conditions that can’t be treated manually and have (or have not) aggravated into a chronic condition.
Active Release Technique (ART)
If your muscles are overworked or have suffered any kind of strain (acute or chronic), this technique will help restore health to them. Acute pulls; collisions and tears; lack of oxygen or hypoxia; or a collection of micro-tear traumas can result in dense scar tissue. Your physical therapist will manually examine the affected region and lengthen the muscle through manual tension. This activates the soft tissues in the surroundings and heals the injury.
Are your muscles facing the brunt of a stressful life? Come to us.
ProMove PT Pain Specialists is a private soft tissue treatment clinic in Bethesda that offers physical therapy for soft tissue injuries. The clinic focuses on reliable treatment methods for best therapy care, under the supervision of the expert, Dr. Michelle Finnegan. This has helped many patients recover from chronic conditions and you could be the next one. Contact (301) 388-8822 for more information or send us an email at email@example.com.