Staff member since August 15, 2017
- Mar 8, 2017
- United States
This is not a reply but a new question. Has anyone had any luck with steroid phonophoresis for scar tissue and sore muscles lingering
Phonophoresis is ultrasound therapy using topical analgesics (usually anti-inflammatory or cortisone-type medications) within the ultrasound gel. It is thought the ultrasonic waves can drive these medications across the skin enabling penetration to the site of pain or injury. Topical analgesics are generally thought to have better side effect profiles compared to taking medications orally.
Haven't heard of many members that have been prescribed this protocol.
Topical analgesics applied could certainly help with muscle soreness but at less than one month out, tenderness and tightness are normal.
These symptoms actually can be helpful in my opinion as they can remind us to restrict our movements while we heal. My quads were super sore for many months.
Regarding the scar tissue, we need scar tissue (combo of skin cells and collagen) to repair our wound. Internal adhesions in the hip would be extremely rare and are unlikely to be a potential problem.
I am a fan of my anterior replacements as my surgeon was trained in this approach and I am doing great with my new hips.
But the process of recovery, regardless of the approach, just takes time and these are early days, my friend.
Keep that patience muscle toned up...all temporary unless you push too hard and end up with self induced tendonitis or other issues that can take months to resolve.