Soft tissue injuries can be a result of car accidents. There are a few different kinds that you could suffer. The way you treat the injuries may affect how quickly you heal.

Why do soft-tissue injuries happen?

Soft-tissue injuries result when a sudden trauma takes place. For instance, being hit by a car causes instant trauma to the body; it could cause contusions, strains or sprains. These injuries are generally minor, but severe injuries could require surgery to repair ligaments or tendons.

What do you do for acute injuries?

Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you to follow the RICE protocol. This protocol includes resting the injury, using ice to reduce swelling, compressing the injury to prevent swelling and blood loss and elevating the affected body part above the heart.

Ice packs are used a few times each da