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when i get a prescription for pt to "break up scar tissue" in calf due to sports injury what does this mean?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Often times with: Limited or restricted motion scar tissue can develop. This is common at joints. So thru range of motion exercises "joint adhesions" can be broken up. Scar tissue can also be reduced.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
PT on calf: Physical Therapy is a massage treatment for body issues. I might consider a combination of PRP + NPT (Platelet Rich Plasma & Neural ProloTherapy) .
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Remodel the Scar.: The body forms scar tissue in response to injury. Because the body is so efficient at this repairing function, at times scars can form. When collagen fibers are laid down quickly, they form in a crisscrossed balled up fashion. This is the basis of the scarring. Physical therapy breaks up and remodels this disorganized tissue and tries to make if more functionally normal. Remodeling helps with pain

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