Car accidents are any person’s worst nightmare. They are terrifying, nerve-racking, and stressful. Unfortunately, car accidents can also cause major injuries. One of the most common injuries due to a car accident is soft tissue damage. Soft tissue damage is an injury to skin, muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Soft tissues support or protect nearby organs in the body. Soft tissue damage is very common. There are many ways soft tissue damage can happen such as; being a sports player, a runner, and a car accident. Here are ways to check for soft tissue damage after a car accident.
Car accidents are not only scary but they can be stressful. Making sure everyone in your car and in the other party’s car is okay, is the first step. If someone is hurt the ambulance is called. Then, calling the police and exchanging insurance is next. Lastly, police will file a report, and then potentially calling a tow truck. Checking to make sure if anyone in your car is hurt is imperative. By knowing the signs and symptoms of a soft tissue injury, the paramedics can attend to someone else who may be in dire need of medical attention. You would also be saving the medical team time by knowing the signs and what to look for.
Soft tissue injuries are the most common injury when it comes to sports and accidents. There are ways to tell if a soft tissue injury has occurred such as; bruising, limited range of motion, pain, muscle weakness, and swelling. Here are a few treatment options for soft tissue damage:
There are several different ways to identify soft tissue injury. The easier ways to identify them are to look for signs like bruising, swelling, lack of mobility, and a lump on the site of the injury. There are also ways to identify the severity of a soft tissue injury such as; MRI, CT scan, and X-ray. The more severe types of soft tissue injuries are contusions, strain, sprain, abrasions, and avulsions. Overuse soft tissue injuries include; stress fracture, bursitis, and tendonitis. If the common tendon injuries aren’t taken care of correctly or a complication arises this may include; nerve injuries, bleeding, and vascular injuries. The complications are rare; however, they do happen and if they do seek medical attention immediately.
A car accident is overwhelming, especially if you have an injury along with it. Having the best doctor by your side is essential. Finding a good doctor that works for you and your family is imperative, especially when an injury is involved. Choosing a doctor is an important decision. It will determine medically the type of care you will receive. Here are a few tips when finding a good doctor:
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