Soft tissue

If you’re suffering from a soft tissue injury, Mr Shah has the expertise to diagnose and treat your condition and get you back on your feet.

  • Receive expert advice from a consultant
  • Choose from all your treatment options
  • Enjoy everyday life pain-free

What is a soft tissue injury?

Soft tissue injuries affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and commonly occur as a result of a sprain: a tear or rupture of your ligaments, or a strain: a tear or rupture of your muscles or tendons. Both can occur from infection, trauma or more commonly through a sports injury.

Signs you have a soft tissue injury

The symptoms of a soft tissue injury usually include pain, swelling, bruising and tenderness. Symptoms can range from mild to extremely painful. Usually, symptoms get worse over time, but they can also come on suddenly and severely as the result of an accident. In either instance, you should always seek advice from your GP or local accident and emergency department.

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Treatments for soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue injuries usually respond well to RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Depending on the severity of your injury you may need to keep the joint still and wear a support. Your GP might also recommend a course of physiotherapy to strengthen your injured joint and avoid future damage.

Time to see a specialist?

If conservative treatments fail to improve your injury, your GP can refer you to Mr Shah for a surgical consultation. Orthopaedic surgery is an effective form of treatment for more complex soft tissue injuries.

In most cases, arthroscopy – a type of keyhole surgery – can repair damaged soft tissues with minimal discomfort and recovery times. Cortisone injections can also help to relieve persistent pain and inflammation.

Tips to avoid a soft tissue injury

You can reduce your risk of a soft tissue injury with targeted exercise to keep your muscles strong. Warming up before any exercise; good technique and footwear are also important, and protective clothing such as knee protectors will give your joints some extra support in the event of a fall or collision.

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