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

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

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. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I got a deep cut on my finger using a knife a few weeks ago. The wound has closed up, but now I have a hard piece of scar tissue there. What can I do?

I got a deep cut on my finger using a knife a few weeks ago. The wound has closed up, but now I have a hard piece of scar tissue there. What can I do?

Depends: It will take 6 weeks for the scars to begin to soften with any incision, and daily massage will help. However, with a deep cut on the hand you want to make sure you have no functional or sensory changes/losses. If you are unsure, seek treatment from a surgeon who specializes in surgery of the hand. ...Read more

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Approaching 2 years ago i sliced my middle finger open and a few months later after it had healed a rather large lump appeared on the scar tissue. ?

Approaching 2 years ago i sliced my middle finger open and a few months later after it had healed a rather large lump appeared on the scar tissue. ?

Finger Lump: A mucous or myxoid cyst arises from degeneration in the connective tissue on the top of the last segment of the finger. It may connect with the joint at the end of the finger.
The cyst has a smooth shiny surface and is to be found at the base of the nail or within a centimetre of so. Another possibility is a keloid which is just scar tissue. ...Read more

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Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur

Residual chalazion: It's either a residual chalazion or scar tissue. Best suggestion is to ask your surgeon about it. If it is a residual chai on it may get bigger over time. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue look like on mri?

What does scar tissue look like on mri?

Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft tissue, including scars. ...Read more

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What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

Cirrhosis: Scar tissue in the liver is also referred to as cirrhosis. It can be caused by excessive long term alcohol use, chronic hepatitis, bad fatty liver and some other more rare causes. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue infertility be ever be "cured"?

Yes and no,: Depending. Minimal adhesions ('scar') can often be treated surgically and be 'good as new.' denser or more extensive adhesions can also often be improved with surgery, but may still be somewhat abnormal. Whether adhesions are imporatnt in infertility is also variable. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

Depends on time: When scar is initially forming, the sites should feel firm, maybe lumpy or raised. With time, healing gradually progresses with increased blood flow and fibrous tissue (scar) is laid down to hold tissues together. In time it softens and becomes less noticeable. If from internal surgery scarring may form adhesions which can cause pain, gas, etc. See your physician. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Yes: Yes, but then generally in the form of a Lobectomy (removal of a section of the lung). ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical way to remove scar tissue?

Is there a non-surgical way to remove scar tissue?

Non-surgical scar Rx: Plastic surgeons can lessen scars by a variety of methods including some non-surgical methods. For example, dermabrasion or lasers can lessen scars and these do not involve cutting. See your doctor to find out what method is best for your scar tissue. Not all scars are alike and no one treatment will work for everyone. Sometimes we use a combination of treatments for best results. ...Read more

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Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue. ...Read more

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What is lattice degeneration and what is scar tissue?

What is lattice degeneration and what is scar tissue?

Retinal changes: Lattice is the response of the peripheral retina to strain threatening to tear the retina. It lays down pigment to hold the retina in place. Scar is the response to actual physical damage and is the deposition of reparative tissue to elimnate the effects of the damage. Both are considered weak points over a lifetime increasing the susceptibility for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How can I get pain releif from scar tissue and keloids?

How can I get pain releif from scar tissue and keloids?

Injection, surgery: Many keloids respond to injections of an anti-inflammatory like triamcinolone. Others can be surgically removed by a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What symtoms does scar tissue on the ovaries can cause?

What symtoms does scar tissue on the ovaries can cause?

Pain: Can cause pelvic pain, which can become a chronic problem. Make sure that you and your partner have both been treated for chlamydia before resuming intercourse, otherwise you will just pass it back and forth to one another. ...Read more

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Are there stretches that break up scar tissue in ankles?

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. ...Read more

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Is it true that buff muscles are created from scar tissue?

Is it true that buff muscles are created from scar tissue?

No: What actually happens is that muscle enlarges as a result of maximum stress being applied, even for a short time, in resistance training or work. This may damage the muscle membranes somewhat as evidenced by increased muscle enzymes in circulation. But this is unrelated to scar, which requires vessels be torn. I'm sorry somebody presented you with this disinformation. Best wishes.. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue usually make a healed surgical wound painful?

Would scar tissue usually make a healed surgical wound painful?

No: The scar by itself is not and should not be painful. If a nerve is stuck in the scar, then it may cause pain. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of scar tissue vs. Normal skin regeneration?

What is the benefit of scar tissue vs. Normal skin regeneration?

Scar is normal: Healing with scar tissue is part of the normal healing process. At times a scar can become wide - a hypertrophic scar or the scar can keep on growing as in a keloid. Hypertrophic or keloid scars may need some treatment such as surgical scar revision or cortisone injections. See you doctor if you think you are having excess scarring. ...Read more

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I am having scar tissue pain after diskectomy--can this go away?

Yes: About 2% of patients after a disectomy get recurrent pain over the same nerve distribution several weeks after surgery with 50% of these improving over a 2 year period. The rest can either live with their pain or be managed on medication or with injections through pain management or even with a device implanted called a spinal cord stimulator. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Yes: Scar tissue can be painful for months after a surgery. However, you want to make sure it is not something more serious...Please see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Yes: Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, exposure to scalding fumes
or disease processes like sarcoidosis as well as many other things. Yes lung tissue is really very fragile and susceptible to injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scar tissue to clear up after a vas reversal?

How long does it take for scar tissue to clear up after a vas reversal?

It won't...: Scar tissue doesn't clear up. Hopefully you're referring to swelling after surgery. If a vasovasostomy type of reconnection was performed then it could take anywhere from 1-6mos for the vas to open up. If a vasoepididymostomy was performed then it can easily take 6mos-1yr or longer for the connection to open up. Check w/your doctor to see what ; how it was done ; his expectations. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more