Soft tissue refers to everything in the body that doesn’t include bones and organs. Aspects of the musculoskeletal system ranging from the muscles to ligaments, tendons, arteries, fat, and nerves are all considered soft tissues. In most cases, the soft tissue contains many networks and connections that work to keep the human body contained around the skeletal structure and power mobility.
Soft Tissue Issues
Some of the most common soft tissue issues in Newark, OH, are caused by injuries and lifestyle factors. Knots, also known as myofascial trigger points, are caused by poor posture, chronic stress, and conditions that compound over time. Scar tissue can build up as a result of sudden injuries such as pulls, strains, or tears. Adhesions are another common problem in which soft tissues fuse and cease moving with fluidity.
Soft Tissue Therapies
The most basic form of soft tissue therapy is rest and temperature application. These are often applied using the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). In the case of serious soft tissue injuries, proactive and direct treatment may be necessary.
Massage and physical therapy apply direct pressure to soft tissue to encourage relaxation and improve circulation. This type of therapy effectively breaks up muscle knots and stress-related cramping and contortions often caused by anxiety, poor posture, and bad physical working conditions.
Physical therapy for recovery is focused on healing soft tissue injuries and restoring mobility. It often includes guided exercises, stretching, pressure loading, and muscle working to teach the body to heal properly, reduce scarring, and restore range of motion.
Visit Our Chiropractor
Bafford Spine and Nutrition offers a team approach to soft tissue therapies. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine what soft tissue injuries you are suffering from before creating a chiropractic care plan to address them. We have years of experience providing soft tissue therapy to residents of Newark, OH, and the surrounding areas. For more information on soft tissue therapies or to schedule an appointment, call us at (740) 366-5599.