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Soft Tissue Injuries, What You Need To Know




Soft Tissue injuries are caused by trauma or chronic stress placed on a muscle, tendon or ligament – often related to athletics.  Traumatic stress involves the immediate tearing of soft tissue, as in the case of a muscle strain/pull.  In the case of a chronic injury, repetitive tugging on the soft tissue causes a build up of scar tissue.  The tear or scar tissue acts like saran wrap rather than the normal rubber band-like or elastic properties of soft tissue.  The rigidity decreases full-normal range of motion of the joint, weakens the power of the joint and of course causes painful movement hindering athletic performance. 



Unlike other offices that may not have a response to Soft Tissue complaints, I offer a Soft Tissue Corrective technique that aims to break apart the scar tissue allowing the tissues to re-lengthen and restore the elasticity of the muscle, tendon or ligament.  With normal function restored and the soft tissue corrected, the individual is able to return to their activity or athletics safely.  Below you will find a list of the indicators for a Soft-Tissue Injury and examples of conditions that respond well. 


  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Chronic/Acute Ankle Sprains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Heel Pain (Achilles Tendinitis)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Pain (Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Common Injuries in Running, Rock-Climbing, Weight-Lifting and Others

Do you have questions about a specific injury?  Contact the office for more information and don’t forget The Top 5 Immune Boosting Strategies Workshop coming up on Wednesday February 3rd at 6:30.

Be well and keep moving,
Dr. Chris Hanson