Injury and Surgery Recovery
Recovery from surgery or injuries can be a scary prospect and the recovery process can be long and complicated whether involving bed rest or physical therapy. Tissue regeneration can be an important part of the process.
Local blood flow and swelling initiate the healing process when a tissue such as a muscle or a ligament is damaged. New tissue (known as ‘scar tissue’) can then be formed and laid down. The fibres that make up the scar tissue are often laid down in an unorganised fashion as the tissue is generated. If the tissue fibres are unorganised or not correctly aligned, they are not as strong or as flexible as the original tissue. If this scar tissue remains unorganised, it can sometimes result in tight and/or weak muscles or ligaments — even once healing is complete.