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... Breaking up scar tissue is super important. My original injury was in 1976. In 1986 I had surgery to remove spurs and had about a 1 inch scar right in the very front of my ankle. ... (7 replies)
... thanks so much, I am happy that you had a sucesss, my orthopedis surgeon was board cerified and stated that he did sports injury related surgeries, so i thought i was ok, now i am not sure, I have another appt, with him tommorow, and I want him to tell me wether he did bury the nerves or not, obviuosly he can say he did, I don't want another surgery, too scary I was on... (5 replies)
... the ultrasound, anodyne and ART are treatments to help break down scar tissue. Regular physical therapy sometimes isn't enough. I had nerves trapped in scar tissue and had ALOT of improvement with ART. ... (21 replies)

... My PT is having me do a similar thing to break up the scar tissue. Said it will help down the line from having a really ugly bumpy scar when I'm done. ... (7 replies)
... Bonnie...yes, the scar tissue is my bump. The swelling on my ankle went down overnight seemingly so I didn't notice it til yesterday. Maybe your doctor will be able to feel if it is forming when you go in. ... (7 replies)
... going problems. ART is not necessarily pleasant but it doesn't last long. My sessions were maybe 15 min at most but they can make that scar tissue break up. Good luck, hope it works well for you. ... (1 replies)
... I had 2 morton's neuroma surgery on left foot in a 4 year time frame, I have always been in pain,,1st surgery done by pediatrist ( don't recommend) 2 nd surgery done by a orthopedic surgeon,, HELPFUL advice here.. make sure your surgeon is BOARD certified and does mostly foot surgery. some dr's. say they " specialize" in a procedure, but that does not mean they are BOARD... (1 replies)
Scar tissuse
May 3, 2007
... ditto what Eko said. I would add that if it is bad enough you should also ask about scar breakdown and/or manual therapy. While this is no fun, it is rather effective at controlling adhesions and breaking down scar tissue (hence the name;) ) Good luck! jane (9 replies)
... Oil". Everything listed will help, you need to be consistent in applying whatever you choose. I think the massaging motion has as much to do with breaking down scar tissue as anything you use. I think it has also helped my over active nerves as well. ... (5 replies)
... At night I get these very painful "pops" of pain that last just second. Long enough to make me gasp in pain but thene they are gone. I've just put it down to the nerves growing back and it's just one of those things. ... (2 replies)
... bend, and walking. I go Monday for xrays to check the sesamoid bones as I am still having issues with that pain and it has nothing to do with the scar tissue. ... (11 replies)
... lucky. I wear the correct shoes and the orthotics but it never helped the pain. I instead went through the four surgeries and now I'm stuck with the left over scar tissue. I saw my podiatrist recently. He said the scar tissue in my left foot is now as hard as the neuroma orginally was. Just great. ... (8 replies)
... very simply...once the skin and underlying layers are cut, it fills with a blood clot. Then cells called fibroblasts move into the clot from surrounding tissue, breaking it down and replacing it with scar tissue. This scar tissue is composed of collagen and fibrogen, the same protein as normal skin. ... (7 replies)
DeepTissue Massage
Dec 30, 2005
... using the thumbs in a rotating motion....before surgery they did it in physical therapy...I guess that is the best place to learn. Apparently it helps with the scar tissue issue as well as other things. Maybe someone more experienced can help out a bit more. Happy New Year! ... (3 replies)
... but I find that I do have a little more range of motion than before. In the meantime, I keep working on my toe exercises and massaging the area is also good for breaking down scar tissue. I have read that it can be a long long time before everything goes back to normal. I'm hoping that is the case with me. ... (4 replies)
4 month check-in
Oct 12, 2015
... This month has been a big transition. Most of my PT was about breaking up scar tissue which I apparently form quickly. By the time I was dismissed from PT last week to this week, my progress has been shocking. ... (1 replies)
... Sometimes the nerves get trapped in scar tissue and that can cause problems. I had a lot of nerve symptoms that I no longer remember specifics about around the time I got the boot. ... (7 replies)
Scar Tissue
Jun 17, 2009
... I haven't had this type of surgery but have had both ankles repaired after breaking them plus my back as well. It will take a full year to fully recover as much as you can. ... (23 replies)
... ly should be able to show you arthritis or other joint damage or that justifies the procedure. The foot with it's tightly crowded components doesn't take well to scar tissue. The tendons have to slip and slide a lot to work well. ... (17 replies)
... For those having issues with the scar not breaking up and being tender. I have some hand lotion with Aloe Vera in it and I rub and I mean rub vigorously on the scar every couple hours with hand lotion. ... (21 replies)

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