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Scar Tissue – How I Treat It

Scar Tissue – How I Treat It


Several of the tools I use to treat scar tissue include the Light Force laser (Deep Tissue Laser Therapy), the TheraLase Laser, the Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS), the Rapid Release Therapy (RRT) device, the Radial Shock Wave therapy (EnPuls), and the PhysioTouch Lymphatic device, as well as my hands and other instrument tools. Each patient needs an individualized and customized program to help them resolve poor movement issues – at the joint level or a whole kinetic chain.

These tools are designed to improve blood flow to tissues that are hypoxic, meaning the tissues will have decreased oxygen delivery, usually due to being entrapped in scar tissue. The EnPuls, DMS, and RRT can cause a small inflammatory reaction in the area treated, which helps bring cells to the area that can clean up debris and facilitate the healing process.

Treating Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is normally laid down after either an acute or chronic injury, but it become excessive and get laid down haphazardly, (instead of in the direction that motion usually occurs) causing stiffness, lack of oxygen to the tissues, and limited range of motion.

It’s rare for a Doctor to have as many tools available as I have. This variety of choice enhances my ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the patients affected areas. I can identify the dense tissues or stuck tissues (fibrotic tissue), and once the tissue has been identified, I use the appropriate tools to break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.

What is the treatment goal?

The treatment helps to restore optimal soft tissue quality and motion. Each tools can help increase the amount of blood, nutrients, and fibroblasts to the area being treated.

Call the office at 310-444-9393 for additional information.


Shock Wave Therapy

Dr. Tucker has added Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) to his list of treatments. This is the latest advancement in pain relief technology. RSWT is a especially useful for plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow,  Achilles tendinitis, and other pain and stiffness in muscles and joints do to scar tissue and adhesions.