soft tissue injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries can occur in many structures in the body, muscles, tendons and ligaments are amongst some of the most common.

Most people have sprained their ankle at some time and understand the pain and disability this can cause. At Wicklow Physiotherapy Clinic we can help decrease the healing time and improve the tissue function post injury through various techniques including ultrasound, massage, exercise rehabilitation whilst ensuring that the tissue is not permanently weakened leading to possible re-injury.

Many people leave soft tissue injuries believing they will heal themselves and then only look for treatment four or five months post injury when it has become chronic and is routinely limiting their performance. With over fifteen years of treating sports injuries we are experts in managing the ones that may have become more chronic through incorrect management.

Let fifteen years of worldwide sport injury experience get you up and running again in the shortest possible time.

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We will conduct an evaluation which will involve getting your medical history, prior level of activity, mechanism of injury and your goals for post recovery. The physical examination will include an assessment of range-of-motion, depending on the nature of the injury, strength and biomechanics.

Therapy will focus on pain management with the use of ice, ultrasound and manual therapy to relax muscles. The strained area may be taped or wrapped to reduce swelling and prevent bleeding in the tissues. When symptoms decrease, stretching and strengthening exercises may begin. We will guide you in performing these safely and may also give you a home exercise program so you can continue stretching after your treatment is over.

As an athlete it is important to pay attention to your body signals. Ceasing activity when you feel pain or overexertion is a wise decision as this may be a sign that something is wrong. We are trained to help you get the most out of your sport and to minimise the risks of injury.

Please contact Wicklow Physiotherapy Clinic or telephone 0404 64333 to discuss your soft tissue injury and a swift recovery.

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