Soft Tissue Injury

By definition, soft tissue is comprised of all tissues aside from bone and cartilage. The main soft tissues of the body are epithelial tissue, muscular tissue, nervous tissue and connective tissue. All tissues of the body subserve functions related to survival or reproduction. 
In many cases, soft tissue injuries result in chronic pain, and the range of motion of joints is  frequently impeded or diminished by injury to muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments or capsules. The strength of muscles may be diminished  by direct injury to the muscular component or injuries to the tendons, fascia or ligaments. Vascular and nervous tissues are often injured in connection to muscular trauma.