Scar Management

As the injury to your elbow, wrist or hand continues to heal for a few weeks, the scabs fall off and the swelling goes away.  Often you are left with a scar that is lumpy and sensitive to the touch.  This is also a normal part of healing, although some people may scar more heavily than others.  Being able to calm down the sensitivity and soften the scar is very important to the skin, muscles, and joints.  A scar that is left lumpy can actually get in the way of the muscles and joints that move beneath it.  As Certified Hand Therapists, we are trained to help educate you on how to manage this scar.  We are also trained in sculpting this scar to allow for better movement.