Scar tissues are thick, fibrous tissues that take form over healthy ones after they have damaged. We all get them once in our lifetime; most heal faster than others. Tissue can be damaged and destroyed externally (cuts, burns, scrapes) and internally (post-surgery, musculoskeletal injuries). Scar tissue can reduce tissue function, causing irritation and pain. Exposed nerves can lead to excruciating pain during movement.
Scar tissues can often be painless, but you can observe it as a thick texture compared to the rest of the skin.
Symptoms of scar tissue pain include:
Scar tissues from internal wounds, surgeries, or underlying diseases, have a late effect. You will feel pain and stiffness from scar tissues affecting areas around joints. The strain on connective tissues reduces the range of motion, causing discomfort in daily life activities. This adhesion reduces our healing rate; manual therapy is effective for breaking down scar tissues.
Manual Osteopathy utilizes myofascial release techniques to reduce inflammation and increase movement in the affected areas. A combination of passive and active techniques will help strengthen muscles and joints, and the force of the stretches can break down the adhesion. Manual Osteopathy also facilitates blood and nutrient flow providing nourishment for connective tissues to heal.
If you are suffering from an old existing injury and it is affecting your daily lifestyle, check out an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner to receive a fruitful treatment.