Pain: What are adhesions and why are they sore?
Injured, bruised and swollen tissue will form scar tissue as it heals. This scar
tissue will bind structures like tendons and ligaments together into one mass. To get the
tendons, joints and ligaments moving again requires stretching of the adherent mass and
this is painful and difficult. This is by far the commonest painful complication of a
If the joints have been immobilized for a time in a cast or splint adhesions (scar
tissue between muscles and ligaments) may form. Stretching this tissue to recover normal
function of the limb is one of the commonest reasons for recurring pain.
Do these adhesions go away with foot exercises?
I find it hard to go down steps. Is this because of the
adhesions? I also can not walk fast (ankle fracture about 2 months ago) When does \"normal\" or close to normal resume?