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scare tissue

Posted by raymond m,l. on 7/26/04 at 17:46 (156295)

im 2 month out of open planter facittis surgery i now have a intraped nerve via scare tissue im massagung the surgery area 5 plus times a day to losen up scare tissue how long do i wait till i get a shot to breck up scare tissue please advise thank you

Re: scar tissue

Ed Davis, DPM on 7/26/04 at 19:42 (156305)

Raymond:
Massage is one method of breaking down scar tissue. Other methods exist:
1)ultrasound
2)injections if triamcinolone acetonide ( a repository steroid) -- this is a long acting steroid that helps break down scar tissue.
3)injections of hyaluronidase -- this is an enzyme, produced by our bodies in small quantities by synthesized and concentrated so it can be injected into areas of scar tissue to help break down the scar tissue.