This 'build up of scar tissue' is a common fallacy put about by PTs who ought to know better! It's actually a very UNcommon phenomenon and what is most often the problem is simple inflammatory issues.She thinks it's a combination of inflamed muscles and a build up of scar tissue.
I couldn't disagree more strongly. In my experience, squats and marching have been responsible for far more pain issues than almost anything else. Read this BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapySquats (holding on to chair) , lifting leg (as in marching ) just simple ones - doing five laps around house - 3 times a day.
They are never good for anything! I've seen more cases of inflammatory response from exercises like those than enough. They always do more harm than good - always.Even after 7 weeks squats and marching are not good?
Ice, elevate, rest and do normal everyday activity. It will settle in time so you don't have to 'do' anything. Recovery is not something we have to 'do', it's something we have to endure!And what can I do for the inflammation?
I love this statement. I think it should be prominently pinned at the top of every page on the Hip Replacement Forum. Now that the restrictions have been ended after my gluteus tendon repair surgery, and I try to get strength back into muscles that haven't been used for 17 months and learn to walk without aids after all that time using them, I must continue to be patient and allow my body time to recover. I have aches and pains, but I trust that all the soft tissue connections are sound, and that I will walk again, if I don't foolishly try to hurry the process.Ice, elevate, rest and do normal everyday activity. It will settle in time so you don't have to 'do' anything. Recovery is not something we have to 'do', it's something we have to endure!
@Josephine, this article touts the supposedly salutary effects of proton-pump inhibitors to offset possible damage done by NSAIDs. PPIs are falling into disfavor, at least in the U.S., and rightfully so, as they have been linked to C. difficile colitis as well as osteoporosis. (Though there is some recent controversy re: the latter.) Because they're now available OTC and are promoted massively via media ads, people are staying on these meds indefinitely. However, they've never been approved by FDA for other than short-term use.Read this Medications: acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol) and NSAIDs, differences and dangers. You'd be much better off using Tylenol at 1,000mg 3-4 times a day.