New York City, New York (New York Injury News ) — Many individuals who become involved in automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, or other accidents may sustain what is medically referred to as a soft tissue injury. In some cases, these injuries may heal quickly, but in more severe cases, surgery may be required. The following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to soft tissue injury.
How does a soft tissue injury occur?
A soft tissue injury occurs when there is trauma (direct or indirect) to bodily tissue including muscles, nerves, ligaments, or tendons. Trauma may be attributed to forceful impact with an object, falls, repetitive movement, or other causes. Types of injury may include sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other issues.
How are soft tissue injuries treated?
Extremely mild soft tissue injuries may heal within a few days with the proper rest, elevation, or therapy. The most severe injuries may require surgery in order to ensure that tissue is put back together, or can heal. Depending on the case and severity, some health care professionals provide treatment in the form of therapeutic massage, electrotherapy, or other means.
If I am in a car accident, how will I know that I’ve sustained a soft tissue injury?
If you become involved in an automobile accident, you may not immediately know if you’ve sustained any injuries or what kind you may have. It is always recommended that all parties to a vehicle accident seek immediate medical attention, so they may be examined for possible injury. Common injury warning signs may include stiffness, pain, swelling, or bruising.
If I am in an accident in which another party is responsible, can I be compensated for damages associated with my soft tissue injury?
State laws include provisions for allowing individuals injured in an accident or by an action for which another party is responsible to be compensated for damages accrued by the occurrence, including those associated with soft tissue injury. If a person is involved in an accident, it may be necessary to consult with an attorney or research the personal injury laws in one’s state to see what they may be compensated for.
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