After a soft-tissue injury, whether it was sudden or was gradual due to overuse, you’ll see the following natural progression.
Inflammation around the injury for one to three days. Stringy-feeling lesions within the injured area for a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Lumpy feeling tissue around your injury for two weeks to around three months. Leathery-feeling hard tissue around your injury after three months. Once the tissue reaches the final stage, the leathery feel, it’s surrounded by adhesions and it’s quite likely that you’re experiencing significant problems like pain and impaired movement.
However, you might notice pain and impaired movement much earlier than that.
As soon as you have pain or movement problems, speak to your doctor at Today’s Integrative Health about Active Release Therapy. Depending on how advanced your soft-tissue injury is, you could get relief in as little as a few treatments. Your doctor at Today’s Integrative Health designs treatment plans just for you, so you’ll get an Active Release Technique protocol that’s based on your specific injury and symptoms.