I’m sorry to hear that your still experiencing pain. Healthy tissues may be destroyed from a cut, significant injury, or surgery. My surgeon says I may not be able to get to the 125 degrees, that he got me to, while I was under anesthesia. I would like to invite @kneeproblem to share their experiences with laser therapy in this new discussion. Hi there …. Funny I just started working with a client last week who has a similar situation in his left leg – Here’s that link: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/ Talk soon Bill, Hi Bill ! Do you… Read more », Steve – Yes, I have lots that can help with your situation. There is not much pain. Reached 123 and that was it. Doing exercises twice a day and icing 3 time a day. Bill Parravano is “The Knee Pain Guru” and has been called, “the best in the world at eliminating knee pain without drugs, shots or surgery.”. And yes, I am thanking the Lord for that! It makes it hard to work out. How do you break up scar tissue after knee surgery? He scored a try and slid straight into a concrete edge which was holding the rubber running track in place that surrounds the field. My only problem is the hip/butt pain is back but not as bad. They will have a better understanding of what that might be. I will also send this to “the knee pain guru” Thanks in advance for your… Read more », Mike Massage may be used to improve flexibility and break down scar tissue in the knee. The tissue is very thick and is bubbling up. I had tkr 11/16/2015, and like you, I’m still suffering. After reading your post I’m not so sure we are on that same page as to what has happened with your knee. Patrick – I’d be more than happy to help you out. At the nursing home, the doctor there didn’t know what she was doing !!! After my first, before I left the hospital I was on the passive bending machine but off hand I don’t remember how much bend I got but by the time I left there, but it was above 90 degrees. Had manipulation done 4 mths after that…no change. The surgeon I had for both just had surgery on one of HIS knees (not TKR) and on the internet they showed his surgery. The screams brought the nurses running down the hall. Hi there, https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Feel free to reach out to us for further assistance.… Read more ». I had surgery and 4 months later the tissue is still there its its sensitive. Ann – I’m not sure what that might be. https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/, Feel free to reach out to us for further assistance, Hi, I had a total knee peplacement March 2014. If you would like to try this out, you can begin working with my online group coaching program called “Knee Club.”, Click here to learn more about “Knee Club.”. w. I just saw your posts on Mayo Clinic Connect. It will take a little work on your part though. https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone/ Feel free to reach out… Read more », Bill, what is your take on hyaluronic acid? A patellar tendon fracture in 2011 left me with lots of scar tissue leading to my TKR with patellectomy last year. to better assist you, I have contacted you via the email provided. I’m in therapy and have arthofibrosis which is rspidly producing scar tissue in the joint capsule. After few weeks a scar was there on my knee. Almost no swelling very good range of motion right after the operation. The patient is given anesthesia, usually through an IV, and while sleeping, your surgeon forcibly moves the knee to break up scar tissue. It can also occur after surgery on the knee, such as a knee replacement. Scar tissue and swelling after knee replacement are the biggest challenges for most patients. We need to talk. First go up the scar clockwise, work your way up and around your scar slowly but maintaining a firm pressure. I still have poor flexion due to scar tissue that has formed. Bill. By now I know only pain , day & night . Now I have even more like maybe 135. I used many medicines and even coconut oil and many natural remidies but i am facing problem to completely remove it. Please feel free to contact us at 828-585-7275 for additional questions or concerns. While it has the potential to radically improve your life, be realistic about the difficulty of recovery—and the time and work it will take—to get back to a functional level. If you’d like help with this then let me know… Some things have to be dealt with and hopefully ruled out and then we will know she is thrgouh the very worst of everything. My experience from friends is everyone is different. Surgery may also be an option for some patients. to better assist you with your questions, I have contacted you directly via email. Bill believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing, and bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know the body is capable of. It essentially armoring so you don’t get hurt more. Have you asked your surgeon about it? Then you can go up and down and side to side. I would like to get a second opinion from an orthopaedic surgeon. Getting into the pool and walking had an immediate effect on bringing down the swelling. Is that normal and how can I reduce the scar tissue? We are not celebrating just yet until we get her thrgouh the new doctors and their tests. When you had your knee replaced were the other parts of the knee damaged and in need of replacement? He has underwent manipulation under anesthetic to break up the scar tissue and is currently undergoing intensive therapy. Arthrofibrosis is a condition that leads to scar tissue formation around a joint. I used a recumbent cross trainer which helped a lot. It seems like it is blocked. Total knee replacement surgery is a major undertaking. I went through physical therapy and was cleared. Is there anything that can be done to prevent another cluster of scar tissue returning after another removal of the scar tissue. I had knee replacement surgery 6 weeks ago . The doctors tell me that some do well and some do not. Click here to check out the program: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Feel free to reach out to me for further assistance. I hope you can help. Now a year later, I seldom ice my knee at all unless I do strenuous activity. Scars fade however I’m not familiar with a way to eliminate the scar. 3 Weeks. I’ve had manipulation 4 months after surgery, which didn’t help. My father (age 58) has continued pain and inflexibility after a total knee replacement last spring. My son, 32y/o, has had ACL repair in the past, about 4 yrs ago. VERY painful I felt like I had a very tight band around my knee making it hard to move.. Scar tissue refers to thick, fibrous tissues that take the place of healthy ones that have been damaged. These are really good exercises to break up scar tissue and will help you create comfort in the knee joint (only the knee) by systematically working with the tiny movements in the knee that squeeze on the nerves the width of an eyelash letting you know you have knee pain. I hope you can find a solution. This is an experience very close to my own. The best place to begin would be to take my “7-Day Knee Pain Reduction Challenge” and we can go from there. Light jogging, walking, or static cycling are beneficial in preserving knee flexibility and breaking up the scar tissues. Thank you, Shalanna. She uses it religiously 2-3 times a day, really lathering it in. I eventually end up with 124 degrees and my current therapist (for my monotonic dystrophy) measured it recently and now I have even more, something near 129. TIME I GO UP & DOWN THE STAIRS, & WHEN I TRY TO GET UP FROM SITTING I GET POPPING, RUBBING, & GRINDING IN MY KNEE & IT FEELS TERRIBLE. After my replacement I had to have a manual manipulation in April 2013 to further gain my range of motion. I would look at the knee and the hip too by creating comfort to let go of the tension your body is holding onto to protect is self from the initial injury and then 2 surgeries. This condition often follows a traumatic injury or surgical procedure. These exercises focus on creating strong tendons and ligaments in the knee providing strength and stability for the knee joint. I’ve had 2 second opinions, and both said my joint looks fine. Good day, I had a knee ACL operation done six months ago and I am experiencing pain and discomfort in my left knee. i had an acl reconstruction and meniscus repair surgery on feb 2014, and till now i am not able to straighten my knee. If so, how could I get rid of it? I WAS DOING WELL BUT NOW EVERY i’m jealous. I had my right knee replaced in 2006. Anyone suggestions, as to how I might accompolished this ?? This has caused what the doc calls scar tissue causing excrutiating pain when flexing, in 3 weeks with physio I have gone from 70 degrees of movement to 110 degrees but the whole knee joint is so tight. To each his own. He brings over 26 years of martial art and bodywork experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain. It’s also going to depend on where the scar tissue is…, Bill, Thank you for taking the time reading my question. Had 2nd knee replacement (same knee) 2 months after manipulation and now it bends 85 degrees. You may start physical therapy the day after your knee manipulation. Glad I did stem cells on the other knee so I can garden easier and get down on one knee. Most participants who fully commit to The Knee Pain Guru program begin to see result within 1 – 2 weeks and in 3 – 4 months what ever knee pain they have been suffering with has been significantly reduced or eliminated. Hi there Barbara! I do have a friend who will be undergoing scar tissue surgery. A general full body massage can help relieve tension, stress and anxiety. If you start by relieving the tension indirectly through the nervous system, you will desensitize the area after a week or two. I had total knee replacement 4weeks ago,the pain is excruciating everytime I try to get in bed I can’t stop screaming,what can I do, Hi Lorna! Any help much appreciated. Here’s a link to my online application: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/, I’ve been told I have scar tissue in my right knee. To get rid of this painful tissue, most people employ a technique called Myofascial Release, more commonly known as a “foam roller”. I can fully extent the knee. I know now I was running to much on my toes causing my calves to work too hard and putting pressure on my knee. It got worst. I had watch your video and I want to learn more about it. I wanted to know is there any possibilities of removing knee scar, Harsh I am really desperate for help. My surgeon says that they can do scope surgery to help with the scar tissue, but a doctor that I went to for a second opinion said to not do the surgery as it could create more scar tissue. Thank you for reaching out to us. I know my problem is scar tissue and nerve entrapment (my own diagnosis). Almost two years after bilateral TK surgery, I still have constant burning pain, and sleepless nights. Do you have any ideas of what I should do? (I am on Warfarin). I am 5...", "Hi there .... yes, I've had scar tissue develop also. (function (v, i, d, a, l, y, t, c, s) { abby, Liked by lamerex4, zakcat, gmajudy, ardis3. It can also get tight over time and stay tender. After weeks of use with this best massager to break up scar tissue, you will begin to notice smoother and more nourished skin around the damaged area. It is painful and swollen. I need some help with some knee pain and discomfort. The only downside of the foam roller method is that it is extremely painful. There is a bit of metal holding it together and i am at a point of attaining ROM to approximately 95 degrees bent and to 15 degrees off straight. I practice martial arts and i felt the pain again, If i kick my leg in inward direction then something slips and i feel unbearable pain, then i have to straighten my leg… Read more », Hi Bill, I hope you will help me. I am getting very disheartened. Collin Patella clunk syndrome refers to a condition that can occur after TKR when excessive scar tissue develops at the quad tendon insertion into the patella. What would you recommend for me now. Not many people get to the see the inside of their surgeon’s knee! Switch it up by massaging counter-clockwise. I have being scaring down in my for a few years now so I need help to break up the scar tissue and I want to learn how to do it and my left knee will not fully straighten out cause of the scar tissue. I am struggling to break it down. Disclaimer: None of the information contained on this website is to be construed as medical advice. Your best bet to get your questions answered would be for us to get on a call and figure out the best strategy to get your knee… Read more », Hey bill. That’s great Mike…How is the pain in her knee? I watched the video of walking on the knees and I certainly can’t do that. Statistics show that most knee pain sufferers do get worse over time. He is eager to get back to playing… Read more », Hi, I had a ACL surgery last year on june 28 and from then tip now, my knee has not been fully straight. Prior to joint manipulation and ice pack is applied to the affected knee to prepare the tissues for the procedure for approximately 5 minutes. Putting all of your weight on the spot where you are most sensitive is not a gentle approach. Now the scar is a different story. I had a femoral osteotomy 18 months ago but my problem with ROM .I’m still stuck at 45 degree due to scar tissue in my knee .What would you recommend so that I can get it to bend at least 90 degree? Check out the various stages of healing in real patients who've undergone a knee replacement. My surgeon said he could do arthroscopic surgery and try to remove the scar tissue, but I don’t trust him anymore. Bill will be able to provide great advice and recommendations/solutions for whats going on. It just dulls the pain. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. After a closed manipulation and traditional PT I got relief with acupuncture and osteopathic manipulation. I did all of my physical therapy and exercises at home. The primary concern with a manipulation is the risk of bone breakage. The best approach to tender scar tissue is to combine these two methods into one. Two doctors say that “eventually” my knee may bend but I’m not a candidate for more surgery due to the previous tendon fracture. Massaging your knee at the proper time after total knee replacement can aid in your recovery. i.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(s); Is any of this very common among TKR recipients? I watched your video and it gave me hope. I don’t know why this happens to some and not to others … but after several other options had been tried, including the arthroscopic surgery, I opted to just do the revision …. What does your therapist/surgeon say about your scar, and till now i was plagued by on. 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