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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is a soft tissue injury?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Bruises, etc....: Soft tissue is a collective term applied to injury of skin, the fat and layers beneath the skin, but also can include the muscles, ligaments , tendons and even nerves if passing through that area. It is a colloquial term rather than a specific medical term that would accurately describe an injury.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can i massage a soft tissue injury?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Sometimes: It depends upon the type of injury. Fresh injuries in particular can get worse with massage. A good general rule is that if it hurts more with massage, don't do it.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What will help a ?Soft tissue injury?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Rest: Most soft tissue injuries heal with rest and immobilization. After the pain resolves, stretch and exercise.
A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Soft tissue injury?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
The not bone part.: Simply stated, it is the injury to any tissue other than bone. This can be in the form of burn, bruise, scrape crushing, twisting, pulling just to name a few.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What medication is recommended for a soft tissue injury?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Antibiotics: Soft tissue injury can be infected if it is open.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to accelerate healing of a soft tissue injury?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Good wound care...: Proper nutrition, control and/or optimize general medical issues such as diabetes and vasculopathy. If you want optimal healing you need to work closely with your treating doctor and take ownership of the issues that only you can do ( eating right, stop tobacco...). Above all, stay upbeat! it will take time - likely longer than what you want.

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