Soft tissue injury is damage of the soft tissue of the body, without damage to the skeleton. These types of injuries are a major source of pain and disability. The four fundamental tissues that are affected are the epithelial, muscular, nervous and connective tissues. Commonly reported soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains, subluxation, repetitive stress injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The standard approach to managing soft tissue injuries is to obtain a good medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. X-ray investigation can be used to assess the possibility of fracture or dislocation in the bone or surrounding structure. Nerve conduction studies may also be used to localize nerve dysfunction (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome), assess severity, and help with prognosis. Electrodiagnosis also helps differentiate between myopathy and neuropathy.
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