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are there stretches that break up scar tissue in ankles?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ankle Stiffness: Sterching the ankle can help improve flexibility and range of motion, therby decreasing adhesions and some scar tissue. Deep cros friction massage and exercises like bycling or swimming would help. Physical therpay would be helpful as well.

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How can I reduce the scarring from a 2-week old first degree burn?

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What are some things that cause outer ankle pain?

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How can I address liver scarring and cirrhosis?

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