Will MFR help with scar tissue build up?

One of you mentioned that your surgeon for a total knee replacement (TKR) told you that your pain and discomfort after several weeks of post-surgery rehab were caused by scar tissue. Another member even had more scar tissue show up after a revision surgery to remove it. What is going on? This might help us understand.

How did I find out? About four weeks ago I had surgery to remove a tumor on my sternum. Everything has gone well. Then, all of a sudden I felt pain in the tissue on the inside of my shoulders. Yes, I did have surgery several years ago on both shoulders but I felt very good about how everything healed and let me live without pain. So…..what could it be?

At my MFR treatment session today, the therapist noticed how I was holding my shoulders and I told her about the new sensitivity. She put two and two together and explained how the tumor surgery had set off the pain response. When skin/tissue is cut and then put back together it creates a scar to make the incision stay closed.

The scar then pulls at the surrounding tissue to create a bigger scar. That is when you may have pain in areas farther away from the incision. MFR can put a stop to the pull on the tissue. So…I had step number one today and will return next week for step two.

This may be worth a try if you are still looking for a pain-free surgical area, including those knee replacement scars which seem to complain a lot about needing more tissue.

May you all be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.
Please let me know your questions and wonderments.

Chris

Can you please explain to me what MFR is? I've had nerve damage in my lower right abdomen and pelvis for years, started in 1987 after my hysterectomy, every surgery after kept making worse, even the removal of scar tissue twice.
This pain has disabled me for 13 years now, I am willing to try anything to get relief.
Thanks much,
Carol

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@wishingtobepain

Can you please explain to me what MFR is? I've had nerve damage in my lower right abdomen and pelvis for years, started in 1987 after my hysterectomy, every surgery after kept making worse, even the removal of scar tissue twice.
This pain has disabled me for 13 years now, I am willing to try anything to get relief.
Thanks much,
Carol

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@wishingtobepain – There is another discussion on MFR that has a great video at the beginning of the discussion that explains Myofasicial Release Therapy.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/

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Thanks much. Not sure why a doctor has not recommended.

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@wishingtobepain

Thanks much. Not sure why a doctor has not recommended.

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Myofascial Release Therapy was the only treatment that ended excruciating pain in my right leg, caused by four fractured spinal vertebrae. It was administered by an excellent physical therapist, who also taught my son how to do it. My doctor recommended the physical therapy, but no doctor has even mentioned myofascial; probably they are not familiar with the various treatments which PT's can do. God bless you; I hope you receive help soon.

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What is MFR ? Thanks !

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@laurie1l

What is MFR ? Thanks !

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@laurie1l, MFR stands for Myofascial Release Therapy.

@jenniferhunter explains more in this discussion:
– Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/

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