How to Get Rid of Scar Tissue http://www.AskDoctorJo.com Scar tissue mobilization can help you minimize the appearance of scars by getting rid of scar tissue. Make sure to talk with your doctor or PT before doing this because you want the incision or injury site to be completely healed before you start. For Doctor Jo’s blog post about this video, visit: http://www.askdoctorjo.com/content/get-rid-of-scar-tissue
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Learn how to get rid of scar tissue with scar tissue mobilization. Any time you have a surgery or injury, the area scars up. Scar tissue is great for healing, but then it has nowhere to go and can cause problems in the long run. Make sure to talk with your doctor or PT before doing this because you want the incision or injury site to be completely healed before you start.
To help break up the scar tissue, you can start with “warming up” the tissue in the area first. You can use a massage cream or lotion, but you don’t have to. Start off by pushing very lightly and make small circles directly over the scar. Then you can go up and down and side to side. Once you have done that about a minute, you can start pushing harder. This might be painful now, and you might feel some pops underneath. That is the scar tissue breaking up. It is normal and necessary.
Now you can actually take the top layer of skin and start twisting it up and down, side to side, and in circles. You are just trying to move that top layer around to break up the scar tissue from the layer below. Try doing this 3-5 minutes 1-2 times a day.
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DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can’t possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.