Can soft tissue injuries be permanent?

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Updated: 25th November 2019

Many soft-tissue injuries — for example, a serious strain or tendonitis — require surgical repair. Moreover, contusions that persist can cause permanent damage to soft tissues. In the case of contusions (internal bruising), blood pooling around an injury can sometimes lead to permanent damage to soft tissues.

Besides, what is the best treatment for a soft tissue injury?

The immediate treatment of any soft tissue injury consists of the RICER protocol – rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral. RICE protocol should be followed for 48–72 hours. The aim is to reduce the bleeding and damage within the joint.

Is soft tissue damage painful?

When soft tissue is damaged, there is usually immediate pain along with immediate or delayed swelling (excessive swelling can slow the healing process – see treatment below). Stiffness is also very common as a result of the trauma and swelling. Bruising may also develop after 24-48 hours.

How long does a soft tissue ankle injury take to heal?

How long will it take to recover from a soft tissue injury? The recovery time from grade 1 soft tissue injuries in one to two weeks and three to four weeks for a grade 2. Grade three soft tissue injuries require immediate assessment and treatment, with much longer recovery times.
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