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Q: Could my nagging, aching pain be a soft tissue injury?

Posted September 04, 2013 in Advice Column, Johnston

A: Whether you’ve been in an automobile accident or just have the “chronic soreness/tightness” in your body, soft tissue injury could be the culprit and you don’t have to “just live with it.”

When a muscle, tendon, ligament or nerve is damaged from trauma or overuse, the body will attempt to repair the damage with scar tissue. These scar tissue adhesions, left untreated, perpetuate the cumulative injury cycle and result in progressive loss of function and increased pain. Soft tissue injuries often lead to loss of flexibility, strength and range of motion. People often attribute these losses to “just getting old,” but this is seldom the case.

Our office specializes in soft tissue injuries through the use of a couple highly recognized techniques: Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) as well as the Graston Technique, both of which are proven to be fast, effective, non-invasive ways to heal a wide variety of soft tissue injuries. These techniques focus on releasing the soft tissue adhesions, restoring vascular and lymph circulation and increasing your range of motion, flexibility and strength, all of which allow you pain-free ranges of motion and a sense of “normal.”

Acute soft tissue injuries can easily turn into chronic tendenopathies such as golfer’s and tennis elbow, runner’s knee, plater fasciitis, carpal tunnel and many more. So if you have an injury, get it evaluated today. We can help.

Information provided by Dr. Aaron Rector, Active Wellness, 8711 Windsor, Parkway, Suite 7, 867-2900.

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