Osteopathic Treatment for Your Scars
By High Desert Family Medicine
April 21, 2021
Category: Osteopathic Treatment
Are you dealing with a scar from past surgery or traumatic injury? While scars can be great conversation pieces and certainly be a source of pride for some, as doctors we also understand that scars have the ability to cause scar tissue and adhesions and even restrict movement in certain areas of the body. If this is something that you’re dealing with, an osteopath is the perfect medical professional to turn to for scar tissue release.
What is scar tissue release?
Through tissue manipulation and fascial release, an osteopath can help to break up adhesions and improve the texture and appearance of a scar. Even small scars can cause adhesions under the skin that can impact the deeper layers of tissue, so you mustn’t overlook a scar that may feel tight or painful. Through regular scar tissue release tailored to your needs, an osteopath can improve the overall movement and function of the tissue, ligaments, nerves, and muscles around the scar.
Should I consider scar tissue release?
While this osteopathic treatment may not be necessary for a lot of scars, this treatment can be beneficial if you want to,
- Improve posture and mobility
- Reduce or eliminate scar pain
- Boost blood flow to the area and promote lymph drainage to facilitate faster and more effective healing
- Improve mobility of the joints and tissues around the scar
- Reduce the appearance of the scar
- Improve athletic performance
- Release tension in and around the scar
- Prevent long-term complications or discomfort
It’s a good idea to speak with a qualified osteopath as soon as possible after a scar to determine whether scar tissue release is right for you. The sooner you start treatment the better since it can take months to see full results. This may be a great option for women who’ve just undergone a C-section or for athletes who’ve just had major surgery.
Whether your scar adhesions are due to a bad injury or from surgery, know that an osteopath can help reduce adhesions and other complications related to scars. Talk with your osteopath today to learn more about scar tissue release and other osteopathic treatment options.