How soon can it be used after surgery with having new hardware. Also known as fascia or connective tissue, scar tissue sticks around after an injury because it helps protect the injured area. They are thinking is is the scar tissue in my knee and i have been doing these exercises and nothing seems to work. It developed slowly over time, but by the time I hit the 1 year mark, my surgeon went in – arthroscopically – and cleaned it up. It just dulls the pain. First knee it lasted about 4 months. If you do the exercises incorrectly you could risk hurting yourself. After getting the knee “re-diagnosed” we’ll know how to proceed with a strategy for what you’re dealing with now. Collin I did all of my physical therapy and exercises at home. I do have a friend who will be undergoing scar tissue surgery. She loves it and has now been using it on other old scars as well. Thank you for contacting the Knee Pain Guru! WHEN I WALK IT’S FINE. I’m sorry to hear what your experiencing. HI. Statistics show that most knee pain sufferers do get worse over time. Is that normal and how can I reduce the scar tissue? No reasons for it in most cases. Glenn, This may not be scar tissue limiting your ROM. Hello @leithlane, we were just wondering how you are doing with your scar tissue after your knee replacement? He scored a try and slid straight into a concrete edge which was holding the rubber running track in place that surrounds the field. My therapist was stretching me out and massaging on, around the scar tissue area and a tiny bubble/skin popped opened and started to bleed. version 3.3.6.2.3.2Page loaded in 0.414 seconds, "Hello @leithlane, welcome to Connect. I am working hard to progresivley bend and break through the scar tissue, pain is my personal friend at the moment. Just had more scar tissue removed last week and hubby was told it was not in the same place as before and nothing we can do about it to stop it from… Read more », Carol Love the brace. w. I just saw your posts on Mayo Clinic Connect. The surgeon I had for both just had surgery on one of HIS knees (not TKR) and on the internet they showed his surgery. Good luck. Long story short pain/decreased ROM developed late scar tissue and in March 2016 knee scoped and removed a bunch of scar tissue from the joint and went down hill from there. He had a full thickness laceration to his knee (the laceration covered his whole knee cap) and went into theatre for cleaning and to be stitched up. These exercises focus on creating strong tendons and ligaments in the knee providing strength and stability for the knee joint. To each his own. Start working with my program, “The Comfort Zone” and see what that does for your knee…, Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFRBApwIpMA, Let me know if you have any other questions. I have recently had 2 scope surgeries and one surgery to implant Donovo( cadaver cartilage) into my knee. I want your suggestions. Regardless of the course of treatment, physical therapy will play an important role. I had a total knee replacement 11 months ago. That should help you answering your question and what direction you might consider moving in: Some things have to be dealt with and hopefully ruled out and then we will know she is thrgouh the very worst of everything. The best approach to tender scar tissue is to combine these two methods into one. Not sure what has caused it since everything seems fine before. At the nursing home, the doctor there didn’t know what she was doing !!! I knew he would hve to have it done as he did nothing at home. I have been massaging at home, using a hand held massager and roller. Some stiffness in knee but nothing compared to last time. However ,no one wants to see me. I’d need to know more about what you have going on before I could give you an answer…, Most likely your knee would need more support than just this exercise…. E. G. Wartmann, Hi ! I find the thing that helps the pain the most is just walking. What happened that you needed the patella tendon repaired? I’m in therapy and have arthofibrosis which is rspidly producing scar tissue in the joint capsule. I can fully extent the knee. Thanks, I had operated my femer at Knee fracture 12 weekend back. I was plagued by spasms on the outer aspect of my calf caused by scar tissue. Now I have even more like maybe 135. Ultimately, I had to have two post-surgery knee manipulations where they put me back under and broke the scar tissue up by bending my knee manually. Thank you for reaching out to us, we greatly appreciate your interest. Bill. Lots of swelling. Funny I just started working with a client last week who has a similar situation in his left leg – Here’s that link: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/ Talk soon Bill, Hi Bill ! can u plz help me know how to straighten my knee, as i m doing all sort of exercises and stretches. It took almost a full year and a half until I ended up breaking the scar tissue loose on my own when I jumped and landed awkwardly. I watched the video of walking on the knees and I certainly can’t do that. https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-club-2020/, https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFRBApwIpMA, Dr. Frank Charles’s Ultimate Knee Pain Supplement list, https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/. Hello, I had surgery a year ago on my ACL and I can’t seem to straighten it out all the way. Here’s a link with more information: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/ Talk soon, Bill. MY SURGEON SAID I HAVE SOME SCAR TISSUE & SHOULD EXERCISE. Total knee replacement surgery is a major undertaking. Almost two years after bilateral TK surgery, I still have constant burning pain, and sleepless nights. The mechanics of the hips, lower back as well as the tension in your nervous system can play a huge role in whether or not the knee can fully extend and flex. I had to have a manipulation under anesthesia after the surgery, to help my knee get more flexibility. I’ve had 2 second opinions, and both said my joint looks fine. On the second day after the op during Physio I had a bleed within the knee. I had knee replacement surgery 6 weeks ago . It is so painful that when I have to let my leg hang from the side of… Read more », Crisha – I’m not so sure that scar tissue is giving you the biggest challenge with your knee. Other treatments include manipulation under anesthesia, when a physician manipulates the knee in a controlled fashion to break up the scar tissue. Thank you for reaching out to us. I know now I was running to much on my toes causing my calves to work too hard and putting pressure on my knee. I hope you can help. Carol, Yes the comfort zone stretches work on any knee as long as you’re following the principles of creating comfort in the knee when you are doing them. What would you recommend so that I can get it to bend at least 95 degrees? I also feel the discomfort behind the knee as well. Dr. Jennifer Reed wrote in “The Principles of Sports Rehabilitation,” that Isometric exercises can help break up scar tissue after knee replacement surgery without putting to much strain on the joint itself. Any help much appreciated. Regards It is not able ti cycling . It essentially armoring so you don’t get hurt more. I’m trying to massage it but it gets more painful. My only problem is the hip/butt pain is back but not as bad. Everything was going well until a few days ago. When the tension is released those places with scar tissue will be less sensitive. I had tkr 11/16/2015, and like you, I’m still suffering. After my first, before I left the hospital I was on the passive bending machine but off hand I don’t remember how much bend I got but by the time I left there, but it was above 90 degrees. Absolutely you can eliminate painful scar tissue. Early on I iced my knee regularly after activity. I am getting very disheartened. Arthrofibrosis is a condition that leads to scar tissue formation around a joint. After the third surgery it took 6 weeks to get into physical therapy and now I have a TON of scar tissue. Friends who had partial had problems and wished they did TKR. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than you are.”, His unique ability of identifying the blocks that keep people stuck in pain and skillfully removing them allows for lasting change, and a new reality for his clients…. I’m glad I did. I was able to regain regular use of my knee as in bending it , putting pressure on it and all that good stuff but it turned out a screw was messing with the tissue on the side of my knee and had to get it removed .I am now almost 2 months post op and my knee feels horid.feels like a shell is on it. Here’s a video I recorded on scar tissue after knee surgery. To better assist you, I have contacted you via email to discuss what your experiencing and recommend some great products/programs for your pain-free journey. Disclaimer: None of the information contained on this website is to be construed as medical advice. Im experiencing a lot of scar tissue in knee which doesnt allow me to get full extension at all. https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Feel free to reach out to us for additional questions… Read more », Sir my problem is very difficult please help sir my right knee opreted 28 Oct 2014 last movment only 90 degree pattela left right movment but up dawn not movment very stiff my knee please solutions my full knee movment. My ROM for flexion is at 95, but my extension is at 8 degrees. John Research shows that scar for­ma­tion can last up to 1 year after surgery. This helps prevent your … Yes…Here’s a link to setup a time for us to figure out a strategy and get you some help. These results are NOT typical. Back in 2nd grade I fell on my knee causing scar tissues and a noticeable scar on top of the knee. Do you think it could be a scar tissue!? Wear it when i golf, biking and gardening. Click here to check out the program: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Feel free to reach out to me for further assistance. I’m sorry to hear that your still experiencing pain. I have the same issues following 2 complete knee replacements on the same knee about that same time. >> Things you need after knee replacement … Get that done and we’ll go from there. Is there anything that can be done to prevent another cluster of scar tissue returning after another removal of the scar tissue. Scar tissue refers to thick, fibrous tissues that take the place of healthy ones that have been damaged. Over time, scar tissue builds up inside the knee, causing the knee joint to shrink and tighten. Hi there, to give you a bit of history, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident a few years ago which resulted in the tearing of 3 ligaments to my left knee. I don’t think even before the surgery that it was much if anything above that naturally! These are really good exercises to break up scar tissue and will help you create comfort in the knee joint (only the knee) by systematically working with the tiny movements in the knee that squeeze on the nerves the width of an eyelash letting you know you have knee pain. Scars fade however I’m not familiar with a way to eliminate the scar. I still have a “tight band” feeling on one side of my scar and it can get very painful. https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Feel free to reach out to us for further assistance.… Read more ». https://www.thekneepainguru.com/appt/bm/. The most success I’ve had working with clients to get them out of pain has been with COMFORT. Thank you for reaching out to us! Statistics show that most knee pain sufferers do get worse over time. Thank you for reaching out to us. Reached 123 and that was it. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. That’s going to depend a lot on what kind of issues you’re dealing with like pain or range of motion. While it has the potential to radically improve your life, be realistic about the difficulty of recovery—and the time and work it will take—to get back to a functional level. i.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(s); 1.5 Weeks (10 Days) (11 Days) 2 Weeks. Have you tried The Comfort Zone Stretches yet? Now a year later, I seldom ice my knee at all unless I do strenuous activity. Mri says 1st grade Miniscus degenaration. Ann – I’m not sure what that might be. I am 84 years JUNG and would like to have at least a view years without this excruciating pain in my left knee . After weeks of use with this best massager to break up scar tissue, you will begin to notice smoother and more nourished skin around the damaged area. I’d try the comfort zone for a couple of weeks and let me know how it goes. Could you answer please ? Hi Jessica, I saw your comment (request for information) about your arthrofibrosis back a few years ago. Coupled with comfort, this combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a physical life fully mobile and self expressed. Thank you for reaching out to us. Thank you for reaching out to us! I am hoping you can give me some feed back on my condition. Do the comfort zone stretches work on a knee that doesn’t bend much at all? I had a ACL repair in May 2016 and things going great until now. I don’t know where to turn either. One way of breaking up this scar tissue is to get in there an break it up which can hurt and your body already feels unsafe. @leithlane, have you heard of or tried a brace with hand cranks on it that you use to help with straightening and bending your knee? Many times the issues in the knee are due to tension held in the hips and lower back. Walking partially at present with stick and partial free waking with limp. there is no stiffness but thr is slight pain in the knee. 1 Day. if(s.readyState){s.onreadystatechange=function(){if(s.readyState==="loaded"||s.readyState=="complete"){s.onreadystatechange=null;vlf=1;cb();}};}else{s.onload=function(){vlf=1;cb();};} Do your homework and make a plan for your recovery. Almost no swelling very good range of motion right after the operation. (I am on Warfarin). i’m jealous. Bill believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing, and bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know the body is capable of. WILL THIS EVER GO AWAY? Would recommend it to anyone as it has great support. I went through physical therapy and was cleared. I will also send this to “the knee pain guru” Thanks in advance for your… Read more », Mike Bill will be able to provide great advice and recommendations/solutions for whats going on. I have provided the link below. gaIlfaith here responding: Yes I had both knees replaced in 2004 and 2006 but I did not have ANY problems with the recovery. Click on the following link and fill it out with your parents so we can all setup a time to talk and figure out strategy for your knee – https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/ Talk soon, Bill, I had a total right knee replacement on 1/4/2013 and still have scar tissue that will not heal. Have you tried The Comfort Zone Stretches yet? A patellar tendon fracture in 2011 left me with lots of scar tissue leading to my TKR with patellectomy last year. September 2016 peroneal nerve released due to increase pain/numbness etc. i had an acl reconstruction and meniscus repair surgery on feb 2014, and till now i am not able to straighten my knee. @amberpep, @lamerex4, and @cheris all shared their own experiences with scar tissue. 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