Soft Tissue Injury Grade 1 (Hip)
A soft tissue strain refers to pain caused by injury to a muscle or ligament. The damage to tissue fibres will cause inflammation, pain and weakness in the area.
A grade 1 strain only has a small amount of fibres torn, and the remainder of the healthy fibres are typically capable of carrying out normal function While the damaged area heals.
The damaged element of your muscle will take approximately 6 weeks to heal, however, there should be enough healthy tissue fibres to compensate for this and it is not unusual for you will be back to full function more quickly.
During roughly the first 7 days of your injury, large amounts of inflammation will be presents to clot any damage to the small blood vessels in the area. After this process, inflammation will reduce but continue to be present as part of the process which brings scar tissue to the area to repair the damage to the tissue.
It is important to allow this process to happen, and make sure that the tissue laid down is as flexible and robust as possible. The damage will lead to weakness in the area, so it is important to follow The Heal My Injury Treatment Plan through to allow you to return to full strength.
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