Soft Tissue Injuries
Muscle Tendons and Nerve
At Albury Insight Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic, our orthopaedic specialists manage soft tissue (muscle, tendon and nerve) injuries and fractures to allow for early recovery and rapid return to work, sports and life. Soft tissue injuries are amongst the most common – especially in sport. However, sometimes these injuries can occur simply from everyday activities.
Soft-tissue injuries fall into two basic categories: acute injuries and overuse injuries.
Acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist, or blow to the body. Examples include sprains, strains, and contusions.
Overuse injuries occur gradually over time when an athletic or other activity is repeated so often that areas of the body do not have enough time to heal between occurrences. Tendinitis and bursitis are common soft-tissue overuse injuries.
A soft tissue injury generally involves one or more of the following structures via sprain, strain or direct blows:
Made up of fibres that shorten and lengthen to produce movement of a joint. Muscles are attached to bone by tendons.
Tendons are tough bones of slightly elastic connective tissue that connect muscle to bone.
Ligaments are strong bands of inelastic connective tissue that connect bone to bone.
Symptoms to look out for:
Recognising the symptoms of a soft tissue injury will allow you to seek treatment before the injury worsens and forces you to spend time away from your sport. These symptoms indicate a soft tissue injury.
A Recap of the Process:
Get a referral from your GP by the time of your appointment
Call 02 6041 0771 to make an appointment
Please see your GP or physiotherapist and obtain a referral*, then call 02 6041 0771 on Monday morning between 9am – 12:30pm for an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons who will see you at the Insight Private Hospital on that Monday.
Once your GP referral has been received, you will be triaged to the relevant orthopaedic surgeon depending on your injury
After Hours On Weekdays:
you will be seen by one of our orthopaedic surgeons within 3-4 days, Monday to Friday.