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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. 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. First let me ask how the knee is doing now and then we can go from there. The scar tissue nodule catches on the anterior edge of the femoral component, typically when the patient extends the knee against resistance, such as getting up from a seated position. Regardless of the course of treatment, physical therapy will play an important role. Have you tried The Comfort Zone Stretches yet? Had 2nd knee replacement (same knee) 2 months after manipulation and now it bends 85 degrees. 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. Yes…Here’s a link to setup a time for us to figure out a strategy and get you some help. When the tension is released those places with scar tissue will be less sensitive. Mayra It will take a little work on your part though. i had an acl reconstruction and meniscus repair surgery on feb 2014, and till now i am not able to straighten my knee. Hi Linda! Bill. Reached 123 and that was it. I am concerned about my knee and worried about the click in the knee. On the second day after the op during Physio I had a bleed within the knee. I am a sophomore in high school and in October of 2013 my knee has been aching a lot. Short history: 2 years ago I started running. I am really desperate for help. 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? I am struggling to break it down. Now… Read more ». I stopped PT after 48 sessions, glad that my quads were stronger but still with very little knee bend. 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. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than you are.”, His unique ability of identifying the blocks that keep people stuck in pain and skillfully removing them allows for lasting change, and a new reality for his clients…. I am also experiencing sciatica, which stretching exercises and NSAIDs have not helped. Also known as fascia or connective tissue, scar tissue sticks around after an injury because it helps protect the injured area. Just had more scar tissue removed last week and hubby was told it was not in the same place as before and nothing we can do about it to stop it from… Read more », Carol VERY painful I felt like I had a very tight band around my knee making it hard to move.. if (!vsl){vsl=function(u,cb){ I would like to invite @kneeproblem to share their experiences with laser therapy in this new discussion. I’m early 50’s and not ready to retire from activities. Bill. It gets pretty great results in a short period of time. It can also occur after surgery on the knee, such as a knee replacement. I used many medicines and even coconut oil and many natural remidies but i am facing problem to completely remove it. Do the comfort zone stretches work on a knee that doesn’t bend much at all? Nor are the other techniques that people use like a tennis ball or knuckle to apply a deep tissue massage. I have been going to PT. Two doctors say that “eventually” my knee may bend but I’m not a candidate for more surgery due to the previous tendon fracture. Working with the nervous system allows you to get to the source of the pain without hurting. Prior to joint manipulation and ice pack is applied to the affected knee to prepare the tissues for the procedure for approximately 5 minutes. If you start by relieving the tension indirectly through the nervous system, you will desensitize the area after a week or two. Not sure what has caused it since everything seems fine before. Physical therapy performed in water may help reduce strain placed on the knees. My name is collin i had pattela tendon repair will this help. And yes, I am thanking the Lord for that! It’s also going to depend on where the scar tissue is…, Bill, Thank you for taking the time reading my question. 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. Research shows that scar for­ma­tion can last up to 1 year after surgery. there is no stiffness but thr is slight pain in the knee. It also can increase circulation to the soft tissues that include muscles and tendons. That’s going to depend a lot on what kind of issues you’re dealing with like pain or range of motion. Now I have even more like maybe 135. https://www.thekneepainguru.com/ I do not know what to do anymore i can not think strait because of the pain . I have been massaging at home, using a hand held massager and roller. I WAS DOING WELL BUT NOW EVERY I’d try the comfort zone for a couple of weeks and let me know how it goes. Now the scar is a different story. Please feel free to contact us at 828-585-7275 for additional questions or concerns. This will help to drain excess fluid from the area. I’m glad I did. Small circular motion along vertical incision line - … Thank you, Shalanna. I know this method is not your mainstream solution, but if you have trouble with painful scar tissue after surgery or an injury, passive stretching lets your nervous system unwind. Hi there Barbara! Our best bet would be to get on a call and figure out a strategy for you. So by moving your joint right away after surgery not only improves function but it also reduces scar tissue from forming. They will have a better understanding of what that might be. It is painful and swollen. This knee I am still dealing with it and it has been since Dec. You may start physical therapy the day after your knee manipulation. There is not much pain. Scar tissue refers to thick, fibrous tissues that take the place of healthy ones that have been damaged. can u plz help me know how to straighten my knee, as i m doing all sort of exercises and stretches. https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone/ Feel free to reach out… Read more », Bill, what is your take on hyaluronic acid? How cAan i break down the scar tissue that is in my knee after a total knee replacement i am walking with a limp because of it cant straight out knee this has been going on for three years. https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone/, Rubi I had a TKR in 2018 and am having more pain. I would love some advice to help with getting rid of the scar tissue. This caus­es the scar to become thick and firm. I HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT LAST JULY. Can I get rid of the scar tissue without further surgery? After few weeks a scar was there on my knee. My experience from friends is everyone is different. I know now I was running to much on my toes causing my calves to work too hard and putting pressure on my knee. After the third surgery it took 6 weeks to get into physical therapy and now I have a TON of scar tissue. I had a total knee replacement 11 months ago. The tissue can be very sensitive to pain. Mimi… Read more ». It’s a great place to start to get a feel for the program. Its not like like that are advertised or what you see young people wearing in sports. That’s great Mike…How is the pain in her knee? Going to outpatient therapy since mid of January 2015. I have provided the link below. Now my doctor who performed the surgery said that my knee will no longer straighten even if I stretched it 8 hours day. No reasons for it in most cases. Massaging your knee at the proper time after total knee replacement can aid in your recovery. 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. I’m still stuck at 85 after 3.5 yrs. Im experiencing a lot of scar tissue in knee which doesnt allow me to get full extension at all. Thanks, I had operated my femer at Knee fracture 12 weekend back. What does your therapist/surgeon say about your scar tissue problems? Hi there, Long story short pain/decreased ROM developed late scar tissue and in March 2016 knee scoped and removed a bunch of scar tissue from the joint and went down hill from there. I had my first knee replacement at the age of 47 years in 2001. Hi there, I had knee replacement surgery August 2013, had some problems in that I could feel the new parts for a long time. Got an injection which helped a little. If you have questions please contact your health care professional. At the nursing home, the doctor there didn’t know what she was doing !!! I DO, BUT IT STILL CONTINUES TO BE THE SAME. I read the tools manual and it states to stay at leadt 3 inches away from the hardware. I pushed myself too much (and was not running properly) and started to have major calf tightness. Is any of this very common among TKR recipients? My body actually fights with my therapist when my knee no longer wants to bend. The best place to begin would be to take my “7-Day Knee Pain Reduction Challenge” and we can go from there. I experienced sciatica with both knee replacements. I have no pain now but discomfort due to a tight feeling above and below as well as the side of the knee, I have been told it is not scar tissue, I just wonder what it is and can I get rid of it? Some stiffness in knee but nothing compared to last time. If you do the exercises incorrectly you could risk hurting yourself. I can not go in a sitting posture without my knee hurting, my knee feels weak when I try to put more weight on it.… Read more », Seemo – Have you gotten my free report? He has underwent manipulation under anesthetic to break up the scar tissue and is currently undergoing intensive therapy. Friends who had partial had problems and wished they did TKR. };} https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Bill, Hi Bill 9 weeks ago I did a huge tibial plateau fracture, 4 weeks post op the doctor told me my range of movement was poor mostly due to the lack of education I had in moving the leg. My knee would not bend or straighten all of the way before my surgery (for years) and also I was extremely knock kneed. That should help you answering your question and what direction you might consider moving in: If this is something you’d be interested in speaking with me further about then click on the following link to get access to my online… Read more », Hi, i broke my leg in April this year, my left tibia plateau, and made quite a mess of it apparently. Switch it up by massaging counter-clockwise. Movement helps break up scar tissue and increases your range of motion. I know my problem is scar tissue and nerve entrapment (my own diagnosis). 1.5 Weeks (10 Days) (11 Days) 2 Weeks. @leithlane, have you heard of or tried a brace with hand cranks on it that you use to help with straightening and bending your knee? Light jogging, walking, or static cycling are beneficial in preserving knee flexibility and breaking up the scar tissues. Thanks, Of course Vicky…The best format for me to assist would be in “Knee Club”…Here’s the link to with more info: https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-club-2020/. https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone-stretches/ Feel free to reach out to us for further assistance.… Read more ». 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. You may want to look there to find how to free up the knee…. Isometric Knee Exercises for Arthrofibrosis. I bought your E book and Videos , i am set on licking my pain . Have you tried The Comfort Zone Stretches yet? I watched the video of walking on the knees and I certainly can’t do that. The most success I’ve had working with clients to get them out of pain has been with COMFORT. And then pain is new and is very painful. WHEN I WALK IT’S FINE. Regards 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. Linda In between all this the quad and tendon ruptured somehow and calcium grew in between the tears so I had sonorex treatments done. He has has had two lesions removed and it has been not even a year and he definitely has another verified lesion. My ROM for flexion is at 95, but my extension is at 8 degrees. I had to have a manipulation under anesthesia after the surgery, to help my knee get more flexibility. First knee it lasted about 4 months. (I am on Warfarin). The last surgery was a year ago and helped somewhat but I am still so tight and missing a lot of range of motion despite doing all the correct things to keep the scarring from returning. I still have poor flexion due to scar tissue that has formed. Hello, a year ago I was involved in a motorcycle accident in which I ended up with a broken femur. I still ice often… Read more », Madeline – I do have a few ideas. WHAT CAN I DO? I am getting very disheartened. I’m in therapy and have arthofibrosis which is rspidly producing scar tissue in the joint capsule. When I got home, I lowered the seat on my stationary bike and stretched it more that way. E. G. Wartmann, Hi ! What can I do to help soothe the pain. Here’s a link with more information: https://thekneepainguru.com/lp/knee-recovery-program/ Talk soon, Bill. What would you recommend so that I can get it to bend at least 95 degrees? That’s what direction I’d go in. It was very hard to do the exercises properly as the knee just became swollen and painful. Mri says 1st grade Miniscus degenaration. He or she will repeat this several times. I still have a “tight band” feeling on one side of my scar and it can get very painful. If you’d like help with this then let me know… The outside of my knee feels like a lump of something there. Thank you for reaching out to us! I do now people that have had to have surgery to break the scar tissue. I would like to get a second opinion from an orthopaedic surgeon. Regards How to get 130 above bend pl give best treatment to me, Donna Have you tried The Comfort Zone Stretches yet? Collin https://www.thekneepainguru.com/lp/comfort-zone/, Hi there… Heres my story..I had my knee replaced 3.5 yrs ago and it only bent 45 degrees. 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. Hi bob i have got a built up of scar tissue just below my knee cap after knee surgery . I take 700 mg. of gabapenten every day, and 3 5/325 mg hydro codone. I have a question though: what would happen if my knee(the one that had surgery) were to move beyond the… Read more ». I had a TKR in September of 2105, Got great ROM 130 and therapy went very well. I am 84 years JUNG and would like to have at least a view years without this excruciating pain in my left knee . If you do the exercises incorrectly you could risk hurting yourself. One way of breaking up this scar tissue is to get in there an break it up which can hurt and your body already feels unsafe. Could you answer please ? You can use a massage cream or lotion, but you don’t have to. At first, the fibers are laid down ran­dom­ly. This left the knee swollen and painful. I have worked, recumbant bike, pool stretching, anchoring 10kg of weights to ankle to straighten the thing and now working on walking in my endevour to straighten the thing. if(s.readyState){s.onreadystatechange=function(){if(s.readyState==="loaded"||s.readyState=="complete"){s.onreadystatechange=null;vlf=1;cb();}};}else{s.onload=function(){vlf=1;cb();};} Total knee replacement surgery is a major undertaking. It can also get tight over time and stay tender. I can help you with what you have going on. Some things have to be dealt with and hopefully ruled out and then we will know she is thrgouh the very worst of everything. These results are NOT typical. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. It developed...", "Almost two years after bilateral TK surgery, I still have constant burning...". To get rid of this painful tissue, most people employ a technique called Myofascial Release, more commonly known as a “foam roller”. My son, 32y/o, has had ACL repair in the past, about 4 yrs ago. Your healthcare provider will move your knee in different directions. WILL THIS EVER GO AWAY? I have recently had 2 scope surgeries and one surgery to implant Donovo( cadaver cartilage) into my knee. I don’t believe kneeling is advised after TKR by anyone so definitely don’t do that. Do you have any ideas of what I should do? Hi there, to give you a bit of history, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident a few years ago which resulted in the tearing of 3 ligaments to my left knee. I knew he would hve to have it done as he did nothing at home. I do have a friend who will be undergoing scar tissue surgery. It limits the range of motion and can be painful. 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. Here’s a link to Dr. Frank Charles’s Ultimate Knee Pain Supplement list that should be able to help you out. Ultimately, I had to have two post-surgery knee manipulations where they put me back under and broke the scar tissue up by bending my knee manually. to better assist you, I have contacted you via the email provided. Hi Jessica, I saw your comment (request for information) about your arthrofibrosis back a few years ago. Started having problems with thigh and low back and knee. I had a tkr in Sept 2014. 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