You Have Some STRONG Thumbs!

Written By Bruce Chiropractic Center on November 2, 2015

Good Afternoon Everyone!

              "You have some strong thumbs!"  I hear that often from many of my patients.   The following statement usually is "ouch!"  Then I usually get the question:  "What are you doing?"  I then explain to them that I am removing adhesions/scar tissue from the fascia in the muscles and between the skin & muscles (this can be a bit painful at first).  Next question is:  "Scar tissue?  How did scar tissue get in my muscles?"  So I explain that the adhesions/scar tissue usually come from repetitive stress injuries to their area of complaint. 
              Repetitive stress injury is doing minor harmful movements over and over again to a specific area.  These repetitive movements cause very minor tears in muscle fibers/fascia and the body fixes each of them by laying down scar tissue.  If you have enough of this scar tissue in one area, pain and poor function will result.  One analogy I use is to compare muscles with scar tissue to that of a road with hundreds of pot-holes.  Eventually that road needs to be repaved, just as your muscles need to be stripped of scar tissue/ adhesions to function correctly & be pain free.
Take Home Message: 
If you feel like my thumbs are torturing you, it isn't because I don't like you!  Actually it's quite the opposite, as I do this along with chiropractic adjustments to get you feeling better as soon as possible!

                 Yours in Health,

                 Dr. Jeff

P.S.  Please don't ever hesitate to ask about any aspect of your care, should you have any concerns/questions

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