Soft tissue refers to all tissues in the body that connect and support other structures of the body. A soft tissue injury occurs when muscles or ligaments are damaged as a result of trauma. This type of injury is typically caused by motor vehicle accident or sports accident which can lead to pain, swelling, or lost function in the affected area.
If you, or a loved one, have experienced a soft tissue injury, doctors and physical therapists will likely use medical terminology in reference to the injury and recovery. Having handled many soft tissue injury claims, we understand that the initial period may seem overwhelming if you are not familiar with these terms. So, we encourage you to take a look at the common soft tissue injury terms to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the effects of this type of injury.