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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: yangyang on December 09, 2018, 07:17:14 AM

Title: Flex through the pain to break up scar tissue?
Post by: yangyang on December 09, 2018, 07:17:14 AM
I was just reading about how doctors will manipulate a knee under anaesthesia to break up scar tissue and increase range of movement. I had no idea this was even a thing.

I have some pretty intense stiffness in my knee, especially when deep flexing/squatting. It is incredibly wrenching pain, and feels like tendons/ligaments are going to explode. Until now I have always assumed I should squat as briefly as possible, because the pain is bad and would be doing damage. 

But now that I know doctors put people under and push their knees through stiffness that would be too painful if they were away, I'm thinking maybe I should push through the pain so long as I can stand it? 



Title: Re: Flex through the pain to break up scar tissue?
Post by: The KNEEguru on December 09, 2018, 02:16:55 PM
Hi
I think you need to understand what you are doing, and then make a decision. This will help you with understanding the anatomy /KNEEnotes/courses/anatomy-knee-flexibility
and this will help you understand about adhesions and arthrofibrosis
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/courses/arthrofibrosis-12-part-course

Sheila