Scar Tissue Relief Cheyenne WY

"The reality is if you've ever had an injury, you have scar tissue," says Natalie Nevins, a medical doctor and a certified yoga instructor in Hollywood, California. Scar tissue forms as the body’s natural response to trauma, such as sprains, strains, and repetitive stress injuries to muscles and joints.

Harlan Robert Ribnik, MD
(307) 633-8100
PO Box 20270
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -East, Cheyenne, Wy; United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy; Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Physicians Medical Park

Data Provided by:
Stanley Martin Sandick, MD
(307) 742-2709
PO Box 20154
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Paul Alexander Filby, MD
(307) 633-7900
1806 E 19th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Dante Rodriguez-Morvelli
(307) 638-0300
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Anesthesiology

Data Provided by:
Nicholas James Larsen
(307) 638-0300
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Anesthesiology

Data Provided by:
Ronald E Stevens, MD
(307) 633-7900
PO Box 2899
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided by:
Ronald E Stevens
(307) 638-0300
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Anesthesiology

Data Provided by:
Raymond Charles Lansing, MD
(307) 631-2000
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -East, Cheyenne, Wy

Data Provided by:
Ronald W Le Beaumont, MD
7238 Tumbleweed Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Warren A Birch
(307) 634-2273
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Anesthesiology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Deep-Down Pain Relief

Provided by: 

By Jennifer Lang

As soon as I got out of bed, I knew something was wrong. My left foot felt fine, but my right one hurt each time I took a step. I did a quick mental check of potential causes: a bike ride with kids—OK. A vigorous yoga class—maybe. A 30-minute jump-roping session in my lightweight, snazzy sneakers—ouch!

For the following two weeks, I winced when I walked. An orthopedist, who X-rayed my foot, discovered a bone spur and the beginnings of mild arthritis in both feet. He concluded that I’d pinched a nerve jumping rope in non-supportive shoes. Prescription: time, patience, and no more strenuous yoga.

A week later, still in pain, I went to a chiropractor. After reviewing the doctor’s report, he felt my right foot, then left, then right again. New diagnosis: scar tissue. It’s normal, he said, but because of a severely sprained ankle 13 years ago, I had a lot of it.

Hearing about everyone else’s aches, my guess is I’m not alone. Many people walk around with vague pain in their shoulders or backs thinking they’ve got tendonitis or arthritis. What if it’s not one of those catchall “itises,” but really scar tissue? And what if healing requires a more hands-on approach and some yoga-like stretching instead of an anti-inflammatory and a sling?

Moving the matrix
“The reality is if you’ve ever had an injury, you have scar tissue,” says Natalie Nevins, a medical doctor and a certified yoga instructor in Hollywood, California. Scar tissue forms as the body’s natural response to trauma, such as sprains, strains, and repetitive stress injuries to muscles and joints. It consists primarily of collagen, which is a type of connective tissue that assists healing of the damaged tissues. “We often think of it as bad, but without it our bodies would never heal,” says Nevins.

But scar tissue formation isn’t always problem-free. Unlike soft tissue—which has fibers running alongside each other in the same direction—scar tissue can form randomly, potentially causing pain and limiting function. “Think of a game of pick-up sticks where you stand the sticks upright in your hand and then gently let go, allowing them to drop any which way,” says Nevins. “That’s what scar tissue can do if you don’t help your body heal properly.” Meaning? Say you sprain your wrist. Most likely, your instinct is to immobilize it based on the RICE theory—rest, ice, compression, and elevation. But what you really need to do is keep moving. “Rest doesn’t mean immobilize,” says Nevins. “It means do what you can do—gentle, pain-free, range-of-motion, non-weight-bearing exercises—and slowly work your way up each day.” If you keep proper motion going and strengthen the surrounding area, slowly working to rehabilitate the injury and stretch the surrounding areas that are tight, scar tissue will lay down in the same pattern as the original tissue.

Easy does it

Because scar tissue takes years to form and is created any time you damage skin, tendons, ligaments, fascia, muscle...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...