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  2. My P T believes that the inside of you scar sometimes forms bumps (scars ) that can irritate your Achilles .It scratches your Achilles when it slides up and down.He found 7 places on my scar that had formed small knots on the inside .
    He treated it by sticking needles into the knots .He left it in for about 10 min , wiggling them now and again.

  3. Hi Mark wow that is bad that you re ruptured yours again . Were you out of your boot walking in the street.
    How many weeks post op were you ?

  4. SA, when you said “seven needles” on my blog, I just assumed you meant hypodermic needles, injections. But you meant acupuncture needles — I get it now! I used to have a Chiropractor who did some of that, but not recently, and not for either of my two ATRs. I think he sometimes attached electrodes to them, too, and sent little currents through them.

    I’ve never heard of that “internal scar bump” theory before, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Scars can be bumpy on the outside, so it’s easy to believe they can be bumpy on the inside, too. Lots of good AT function depends on one thing sliding over another, not rubbing or grabbing. . .

    For sure, surgical incisions encourage “adhesions” — another kind of “bad healing” where layers of tissue that are supposed to slide over each other, end up growing together instead. Adhesions can be harmless, or a nuisance, or a serious impediment to full function, depending on how extensive and where they are. Many PTs like to try to break them up, though I’m not familiar with acupuncture needles for that, either.

  5. My PT also said that internal scar tissue is not smooth like normal muscle so does not slide over the nearby bits as it should. Its why it sometimes feels a bit jammed I think, you know how sometimes the ROM is good (like in a calf raise) and sometimes not so. That is why the massage is good for getting in to try to break down the lumpy stuff.

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