RELIEVING PAINFUL SCARRING
Any surgery is traumatic and if there is lingering pain and swelling, recovery may be prolonged. Inflammation is part of the healing process after surgery but swelling that doesn’t resolve can be problematic for recovery.
Every surgery will result in some degree of scarring. Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after surgery or injury. Scars can also create lesions (adhesion) which can cause pain and movement restriction even years after surgery. It is important to seek early advice for management of scarring to eliminate potential adhesions.
Scar treatment involves an assessment for adhesions followed by gentle releasing techniques.
A functional assessment to observe any range of motion restrictions that may be limiting activities is also conducted.