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All you need to know about Soft Tissue swellings

About


Discomfort caused by inflammation of tissues, ligaments, or tendons that surround bones.
Mild cases recover on their own. However, if the condition is severe, then a doctor must be consulted.


Females are more prone to soft tissue injuries when compared to males [1]


- Self -diagnosable
- Self Treatable
- Common injuries include- Ankle sprain, back strain, Hamstring strain
- Short term


A sharp jerk in the movements can cause the above. It can also result from fractures and dislocation of joints. The issue likely affects children of ages 9-15 years and adults from the age of 40 years and above.


 


Symptoms



Diagnosis – Due to the condition, the area affected is already raised. Soft tissue swelling can even be self-diagnosed due to this symptom. Supportive diagnosis is done through various tests like blood tests, X-rays, CT, and MRI scans.


Symptoms include the sensation of pain, stiffness in the tissues, and also instability.



Treatment



Self-care: RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) technique is most suitable.
In case of severe ligament damage, splints are used. Using bandages to minimize the swelling is also a great way to provide support.


Medicines: Painkillers are used if the individual is experiencing a lot of pain. Even though they provide relief, they should be used in controlled doses.


Specialists: If the condition is severe, a health professional should be consulted.
At mfine, you will receive a suitable treatment plan for your optimum health.

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