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what exercises would help me to break down scar tissue in my finger joints?

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Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Joint scar tissue: This can be a difficult problem depending on the cause. Your best best would first be to see a certified hand surgeon for evaluation as to the cause and then recommendations can be made. If you have stiffness from arthritis you may need medication or surgery but if it's scarring from surgery you probably need to see a special hand physical/occupational therapist for exercises.

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