Could a 'scar' be causing your pain?
You may have injured yourself in the past or had surgery, and it left a scar that seems to be causing you pain and discomfort. A great example of scar tissue formation is when the skin has been burned or altered from a medical procedure. Oftentimes, scar tissue may be referring nerve-like sensations or pain to another part of your body because of nerve entrapment. A scar may be a cause for your pain or discomfort and it is often challenging to make this connection.
Perhaps you have a scar that doesn't look or feel all that great?
Scar injection therapy may help to correct the 'hypertrophic' or 'enlarged' and bunched up tissue so that the skin and underlying structures may relax and fall back into place. If there is associated numbness, tingling, or pain with a scar, a quick injection helps the tissues remove compressive stress to involved nerves and allows for healing. Please note: This is not a cosmetic procedure designed to remove a scar in its entirety.
How could a scar be the root cause of my pain?
When a wound, whether it is from an injury or a medical procedure, heals ineffectively and forms a scar, the tissue tightens and becomes more dense. This leads to 'hypertrophic' or 'enlarged' tissue that is tighter than normal and this tugs on the surrounding skin and underlying structures. When scar tissue forms nerve entrapment often occurs and this leads to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain spreading to other regions of the body. Scars may be the source of your pain and it may be referring pain to other parts of your body.
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