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Pulled Muscle and scar tissue

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Category: Patient Forum
Forum Name: Low Back Injuries/Conditions
Forum Description: Patients can post questions and experiences about low back injuries/conditions.
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Topic: Pulled Muscle and scar tissue
Posted By: Ask a PT
Subject: Pulled Muscle and scar tissue
Date Posted: Sep 10 2014 at 2:55pm

Our user asked: "Hi. I recently pulled a muscle in my back which I think is my lower trapezius while I was lifting weights. It has been a week and although the pain has gotten better, it still hurts. How do I know if I have scar tissue in the muscle?"

Ask a PT Response: "Scar tissue is a normal repsone sto healing. Pulling a muscle should normally not generate a significant amount of scar tissue. You could have trigger points (areas of tenderness/knots) which you are confusing with scar tissue. These can usually be worked out with manual therapy and stretching. I hope this helps."

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