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Is there any research on scar tissues? I had surgery on my

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Is there any research on scar tissues? I had surgery on my ankel and scar tissues has grown on nerves and it is painful. Is there any way to get rid of it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plastic Surgery
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.
Sorry to hear about your problem.
Do you have a picture or two that you could share with me on here.
Have you been seen for this as yet?
What treatments have you tried so far?
Please let me know.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
I am sorry you have scar tissue on your ankle pressing on nerves.
I'm glad you have already tried physical therapy.
sometimes scar tissue can be seen on MRI scan of the ankle and corrective surgery on the ankle again can help decrease scar tissue pressure on nerves
medications like neurontin or lyrica or elavil can help decrease abnormal nerve pain and could help
sometimes steroid injections into the region can help decrease inflammation and help decrease pain
sometimes a lidocaine patch 5% applied to the area can help numb pressure on scar tissue.
you can talk to your doctor about these options to help your pain from scar tissue in your ankle
let me know if you have questions.