What is a soft tissue injury?
A soft tissue injury often occurs to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and facias and can often be a result of a tear, pull or contusion. This can occur when there is trauma or overuse to muscles, tendons or ligaments. Injuries can be a result of sudden unexpected and/or uncontrolled movement that can be a onetime incident or damage over time. Common types of soft tissue injury can be back strain, ankle strain, torn ligaments, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendinitis. Treatment of soft tissue injuries is projected based on the grade of the injury: mild, moderate or severe.
Symptoms & common characteristics
- Reduced mobility
- Inability/reduced ability to weight bear
Centre for Accessibility support for soft tissue injuries may include
- Note-taking services
- Padded chair in classroom
- Assistive technology
- Scribe/computer use
- Soft tissue injuries are the leading cause of workplace injuries and lost time