Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute

Pain from Soft Tissue Knee Injury

knee soft tissue injury

Soft tissue knee injuries are some of the most common and clinically challenging musculoskeletal disorders seen in the emergency department. Accurate and timely diagnosis increases the likelihood of fully restoring normal and pain-free use of the affected knee.

Soft tissue knee pain and related symptoms may derive from damage to one or more of the soft tissue structures that stabilize and cushion the knee joint (including the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and menisci) from infection to the knee joint or surrounding structures, or from trauma to the bones forming the joint. In addition to the etiology of the patient's presenting soft knee pain symptoms, it is important to determine the acuity of the pathologic process as an acute traumatic, infectious event or exacerbation of a chronic overuse or degenerative syndrome.

What is Soft Tissue Knee Injury?

Knee pain and related symptoms may derive from damage to one or more of the soft tissue structures that stabilize and cushion the knee joint (including the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and menisci), from infection to the knee joint or surrounding structures, or from trauma to the bones forming the joint. Accurately and timely diagnosis increases the likelihood of fully restoring normal and pain-free use of the affected knee.


Best Exercises for Soft Tissue Knee Injury


Soft Tissue Knee Injury Treatment

Treatment for a soft tissue knee injury depends on the part of the knee that is damaged. Here are some lists of treatments:


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can Soft Tissue Damage in the Knee Get Worse?

    It can be. If a muscle or tendon is torn, it means there has been a partial or complete rupture of the soft tissues and can lead to severe soft tissue damage.

  2. What Causes Soft Tissue Damage in the Knee?

    Common causes of soft tissue damage in the knee damage are from twisting or tearing mechanism such as running, jumping, sports or accidents.

  3. How Long Does it Take for a Soft Tissue Injury to Heal?

    It depends on how serious the injury is. If it’s a grade 1 soft tissue injury, it would take two to four weeks. A grade two and three require immediate assessment and soft tissue knee injury treatment, expected for longer recovery time.

Disclaimeer: Information on this website is not intended to be used in place of your professional medical advice or treatment. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition.
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