How to Heal Scar Tissue After Surgery

How to Heal Scar Tissue After Surgery

How to Heal Scar Tissue After Surgery After ACL reconstruction surgery it is important to treat your incision with care to make sure it has the ultimate healing process. After the sutures are removed, keep the area clean and dry. There are many techniques to help the incision heal faster. Laser therapy on and around the scar can help speed up the recovery process. It is also good to take a fragrance free lotion and lightly massage the area on and around the incision with your fingers so that the skin will heal and avoid any scabbing. But what about the scar tissue? What is scar tissue? Everyone develops scar tissue over time. It is the bodies natural way of healing. Our soft tissue are made mostly of collagen which are wound together in a net like formation called fascia. When injury occurs, it causes frays and kinks in the collagen strands which causes scar tissue. When a surgeon performs knee surgery, they have to cut into multiple layers of anatomy: epidermis or the skin surface, subcutaneous fat, fascia or connective tissue, muscles, tendons, ligaments and the lining around the bone called the ostium. If the scar tissue doesn’t appropriately heal; excessive scar tissue around the joints and incision can cause impaired function, pain, and reduce range of motion. Check out my video to see some tips and techniques to reducing scar tissue build up around your incision and around the knee joint using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue...
Everything You Need To Know Before, During & After ACL Reconstruction

Everything You Need To Know Before, During & After ACL Reconstruction

Everything You Need To Know Before, During & After ACL Reconstruction This week Jennactive has been featured in Episode 101 of the Heads ‘N Tales Podcast! To learn a more personal insight on my ACL journey and expert tips regarding surgery and recovery tune into to Episode 101! http://jennactive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/812ea880-c28f-11e7-82dd-bd988554f1b7.mp4 Don’t forget to Pre – Order your Copy of Surviving 7: The Expert’s Guide to ACL Surgery today before prices go up after launch date of December 1! This book will not only reveal my personal journey but teach you how I have learned to survive and conquer all of these surgeries! This is your expert guide to having the most successful ACL surgery...
Knee Probs: Being Prepared to Travel

Knee Probs: Being Prepared to Travel

Knee Probs: Being Prepared to Travel   Traveling is always a hard process for me. Sitting too much, standing too much, and getting out of my routine usually cause my knees a lot of pain and swelling. I’ve found through experience that having a go to travel kit for knee pain helps these symptoms dramatically, especially if you are traveling after your injury or surgery. There are many items that can help you but here are some suggestions of the products I like to use. My travel knee kit includes: Hyperice sleeve for easy ice and compression on the go Mobility Wod Gemini tool for rolling my tight quads or back muscles from traveling and overuse Acetaminophen, Vitamin C, and Turmeric for pain, inflammation, and swelling A basic muscle stick for rolling tight calves, quads, and IT bands A Knee sleeve for swelling an easy on the go barrier between the ice and my skin Marc Pro my travel E Stem unit to help with pain, swelling, and maintaining muscle controlling during rehabilitation   Tips for traveling with knee injury: Plan out your knee travel kit and use it whenever able to. Make sure you wear supportive footwear. Take time to rest your knee. Plan out rest time. Make compromises on your events because of your recovery. This is hard to do but important part in your recovery process. Overdoing it could cause you a setback. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or cancel your plans if need be. Be honest with your travel guests or hosts on the condition of your knee and how much it will...