Scars can be disturbing and boresome not only because of cosmetic reasons. They can be painful, burning, itching and limit range of motion in the joint. Developing a scar tissue is part of our bodies own healing process after an injury of the muscle, tendon, ligament, or a surgery.
Scar tissue forms instead of normal collagen tissues. Collagen is a substance that is present in all our body parts - muscles, tendons, ligaments, even skin and bones. Thanks to it cellular make up and allignement, tissues containing collagen are strong to resist tensile forces, such as stretching and pulling, without tearing or breaking.
After injury to a muscle, tendon, skin, or ligaments in the body, the inflammatory process starts to heal the injury site and bring new cells to the site. Some of these new cells are collagen. Unfortunately, the body does not know exactly how to arrange the collagen cells so that they become healthy tissue. The collagen cells become a balled-up clump of tissue called scar tissue.
After scar tissue forms in the body, it is not permanent. The scar tissue can become stronger and better able to tolerate stretching forces through a process called remodeling. Remodeling scar tissue is a must to ensure that the muscle, tendon, skin, bone, or ligament becomes normal, healthy tissue again.
Remodelling is a process that occurs when stretching and pulling forces interact with the scar tissue. They help collagen to regain normal allignement that is needed to tolerate forces that are placed on the body during our everyday and sport activities.
Probably you think that scar is a defect or a problem but it is not. It is a part of the natural healing process and as long as you get appropriate therapy and it ‘s remodelled, it will not leave any complications.
That’s why it is so important to consult a physiotherapist or a doctor to learn how to remodell the scar tissue, speeding up the healing processes, shortening rehailitation time, decresing pain, increase range of motion and renew normal, functional mobility.
For scar therapy we use:
- Physical therapy methods (ultrasound)
- Manual methods (such as joint and scar tissue mobilisation)
- Myofascial technichs (to renew elasticity and allignement of scar, muscle, fascia tissues)
- Stretching exercises
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