What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
An often overlooked but still common injury is a soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury affects muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissue areas. A great number of different situation could cause a soft tissue injury – leading causes include car accidents, workplace accidents, and sports injuries.
Effects of Soft Tissue Injuries
Left untreated, soft-tissue injuries can take an extended amount of time to heal or even improve. This could mean a prolonged period of time away from work, lost wages, and costly medical bills. Many victims of soft-tissue injuries will simply write it off as pain that was directly caused by the accident and won’t learn about the devastating effects until it’s too late. Some signs of a soft-tissue injury can be found in any of the following symptoms after an accident:
- Muscle pain
- Swelling in the neck, back, or knees
- Prolonged muscular pain
- Pain that does get reduced or eliminated by prescription drugs
- Extreme pain when performing basic tasks like head-turns, walking, and basic cardio
In most cases, healing is possible by way of certain treatments, medications, and procedures. These procedures can be costly and are rarely covered by an insurance provider even when found. Treatment expenses, as well as pain relief medication, could add up quickly and create a difficult financial situation. Should all the proper remedies be carried out, it is not uncommon for a person to experience the effects of the injury years after the accident has occurred.
After an accident, seeking medical attention, even if no pain is immediately present, is one of the most important measures a person could take.
If you or a loved one has suffered a soft tissue injury as a result of another person’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who could fight for you. Contact the law offices of Lombardi and Lombardi today to schedule your case consultation.
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