Soft Tissue Injuries, including Tendonitis, Bursitis, and Synovitis

Soft tissues throughout the body can be injured due to sprains, strains, overuse, or hard blows to the body. The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 
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These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, contusions, tendinitis, bursitis, and synovitis are common soft-tissue injuries.

Injury to soft tissues can result in pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of function in the affected area. Often these injuries heal in a week or two, but severe injuries require prompt medical attention.

Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon or the covering of a tendon. Symptoms typically include swelling and pain that worsens with activity.

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa: a small, jelly-like sac located throughout the body, including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. Repeated small stresses and overuse can cause a bursa in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle to swell.

Synovitis is the inflammation of the synovial membrane. This membrane lines joints that possess cavities, like the shoulder and hip, known as synovial joints.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview physicians provide the most up-to-date, effective treatments for soft tissue injuries. The care team at our Orthopedic Clinic is dedicated to delivering excellent care, innovative research, and meaningful educational programs for all of our patients with soft tissue injury.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and ankle problems can be painful and affect our gait, our balance, and our mobility. A wide variety of surgeries can correct genetic disorders, injuries, or simple wear and tear. Many of surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, reducing your pain and recovery time.
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Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery

There are a wide range of injuries, disorders and joint conditions that can affect hands, wrists, and elbows of you or your child. These might be due to sports injuries, one of several forms of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

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