Most adults have scar tissue somewhere on (or in) their bodies.
That silly kitchen accident that occurred when you tried to cut frozen brownies with a sharp knife. The set of stitches you received after falling off your bicycle as a kid. That time you slipped on ice and split open your elbow. Such painful memories leave a mark that can manifest as scar tissue. What many adults don’t realize, however, is that scar tissue can also be internal and when this happens, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) often follows.
CRPS, is a debilitating syndrome that can make everyday life a challenge. When it manifests as a response to internal scar tissue it often has to do with nerves developing after the initial injury has healed. In other instances, it comes on as a severe injury that impacts the regeneration of the affected bones and joints.
The scar tissue takes the place of the previously-present healthy tissue. It is thicker and more fibrous than its normal counterpart and thus less flexible. This different composition makes certain internal parts of the body less mobile and thus more susceptible to discomfort. Over time, surrounding areas of the body are forced to compensate in unnatural ways that eventually become painful.
Sometimes surgery designed to remove scar tissue can relieve CRPS and yet this is not always the case. Surgery may lead to additional scarring that, in turn, provokes new pain.
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