- Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy can be useful for breaking up scar tissue around a joint.
- Laser Therapy.
- Corticosteroid Injections.
- Shockwave Therapy to Break Up Scar Tissue.
- Surgery to Get Rid of Scar Tissue.
How long does it take for knee scar tissue to go away?
Scars can take up to 1 year to mature fully and go through four stages of healing. This slow process may explain why some people do not experience scar tissue pain immediately. Initially, the scarring may look minimal, but over 4–6 weeks, the scar may get bigger or become raised, firm, and thick.
Can you break down scar tissue after knee surgery?
Mild cases of arthrofibrosis may be resolved with intensive physical therapy alone. Other treatments include manipulation under anesthesia, when a physician manipulates the knee in a controlled fashion to break up the scar tissue.
Can you break down old scar tissue?
Yes. the body does not know how to arrange collagen cells after surgery or injury, causing them to clump together and lose their natural structure. Massage breaks them down and helps align the collagen fibers.