Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

We can treat your soft tissue injury

Soft tissue injuries to the muscles, tendons and ligaments are common reasons for trips to urgent care or your doctor. Sports injuries, strain and overuse are leading causes of soft tissue injuries, which include bursitis, tendinitis and contusion (bruises). Most of the time, home remedies heal the problem and get you back on your feet.

When you need advanced orthopedic care for soft tissue damage, our nationally recognized orthopedic experts can help. Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers treatment for soft tissue injuries in Goshen and other communities in Elkhart County. Call (574) 534-2548 to schedule an appointment.

Signs and symptoms to look out for

Pain is a telltale sign of a soft tissue injury. It’s common to experience other symptoms along with pain, such as:

  • A lump or knot at the injury site
  • Limited range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Visible bruising
  • Muscle weakness, cramping or spasms
  • Joint instability

When it comes to soft tissue injuries, it’s best to see your provider as soon as possible. Timely treatment can help heal the injury and preserve the damaged muscle, tissue or ligament.

Preventing soft tissue damage

Acute soft tissue injuries happen suddenly, usually due to falls or slips. It’s not always possible to prevent a traumatic accident. However, you can take certain steps to lower your risks, such as following safety protocols to prevent work-related injuries.

Chronic soft tissue injuries are usually the result of repeatedly using a muscle or joint without properly resting it. Follow these tips to help prevent getting a chronic soft tissue injury:

  • Schedule periods of rest in between physical activities.
  • Do a variety of exercises.
  • Warm up before exercises, cool down afterwards.

Treatment for soft tissue injury at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

The rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) method is the best way to treat acute soft tissue injuries, such as bruises and sprains. Advanced treatment options for more serious soft tissue damage may include injections, splinting and physical therapy.

Although chronic soft tissue injuries require lifelong care, we can help you learn to live a comfortable and active life. Call (574) 534-2548 to schedule an appointment for orthopedic and sports medicine that’s tailored to you.

Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers leading-edge treatment for soft tissue damage in Goshen, Nappanee and Shipshewana, IN.