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Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

Posted by T. Hurst on 8/31/00 at 20:54 (026851)

Anyone with experience with deep tissue massage after epf surgery? I do my best to do it myself several times daily & I think it helps. I'm thinking about getting a foot massage by a professional with training in deep tissue massage. Should I pursue this? Any possible harm/reservations?

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/31/00 at 22:21 (026857)

I would let time do the massaging. i understand you desire to heal this up and play soccer but massage could injury the healing tissues.
Leg and ankle excerises will be helpful

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

john h on 9/01/00 at 10:19 (026880)

i have had several doctors advise me to be very carefull about deep massages around the ankle. if you have tts you can further damage your condition.

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

John h on 9/04/00 at 09:34 (027127)

i did do light massage after a month with vitimin e cream to help keep down scar tissue. easy does it however.

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

Bob Ray on 9/12/00 at 15:06 (028034)

Tried deep tissue twice since surgery over 1 year ago. 1st time felt good but no lasting improvement. 2nd time(2 days ago) hurt like hell. But I'm recovering. Too early to tell if any long term effect = or -.

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/31/00 at 22:21 (026857)

I would let time do the massaging. i understand you desire to heal this up and play soccer but massage could injury the healing tissues.
Leg and ankle excerises will be helpful

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

john h on 9/01/00 at 10:19 (026880)

i have had several doctors advise me to be very carefull about deep massages around the ankle. if you have tts you can further damage your condition.

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

John h on 9/04/00 at 09:34 (027127)

i did do light massage after a month with vitimin e cream to help keep down scar tissue. easy does it however.

Re: Deep tissue massage after epf surgery?

Bob Ray on 9/12/00 at 15:06 (028034)

Tried deep tissue twice since surgery over 1 year ago. 1st time felt good but no lasting improvement. 2nd time(2 days ago) hurt like hell. But I'm recovering. Too early to tell if any long term effect = or -.