Day by Day

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Phawk me, I'm tired.

 So, there's a few ways of getting scar tissue to smooth out.  One is massage.  I've been doing that with my foot every night, massage and rub the scar and try to break up the collagen that's built up.  That's pretty standard for physical therapy.  Massage the scar, break up the scar tissue, and your body will start to layer tissue the way it's supposed to lay.

And then there's other means.  My physical therapist has this little silver scraper, and you poke and prod and scrape the scar.  Not always pleasant, but quicker on re-forming tissue than simple massage.  

And then....  There's the NEEDLE that he whipped out and stuck INTO MY FOOT right into the SCAR TISSUE.  And then he spun the needle WHILE IT WAS IN MY FOOT.

Apparently, the needle grabs the collagen and breaks it apart, making it easier for your body to layer things the right way.

I can tell you that it is not a pleasant experience.

In other news, I'm still working my ass off.


jim rock said...

Get some frankensence to rub in during your self massage.

Ragin' Dave said...

I didn't realize that did anything for scar tissue.