Scar Tissue

Scar tissue forms throughout the body in response to tissue damage in order to temporarily repair an injury site until stronger, more permanent tissue is made. It can form when the body is subjected to injury, stress, disease, surgery, an accident, prolonged poor posture, and improper body mechanics. During the normal healing process, most temporary scar tissue is reabsorbed into the body after the permanent tissue has been made. Occasionally, the healing process is disrupted and too much scar tissue is formed, placing excessive pressure on surrounding muscles, blood vessels, nerves, bones, and organs. This can cause pain and/or limit a joint’s range of motion.

Causes of Scar Tissue 

Causes of scar tissue include:

  • Poor posture
  • Accidents
  • Inflammation
  • Injury
  • Surgery
  • Disease
  • Stress
  • Poor body mechanics

Symptoms of Scar Tissue

Symptoms of scar tissue include:

  • Limited range of motion at a joint
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Stiffness in a joint
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle tender to the touch

How ASTR Releases Scar Tissue

Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new manual therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. ASTR’s patented tools assist in releasing and removing scar tissue, and ASTR clinicians are trained in effective techniques that do not cause additional pain or stress to the patient’s body. Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos from patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.