Breaking up scar tissue
June 8, 2010 10:43 AM Subscribe
What to do about scar tissue in a finger?
posted by googly to Health & Fitness (10 answers total)
About a month ago I cut myself on the top of my index finger, between the first and second knuckles (e.g., on the dorsal side of my proximal phalanx
). The cut was very deep, but I was able to get the bleeding under control quickly and it healed on its own. No stitches.
Since then, I've developed a pea-sized area of hard scar tissue under the surface of the skin, and have moderate pain when using my fingers. Its moderately annoying, but doesn't (yet) impede movement. Searching AskMe and elsewhere about scar tissue points to surgery or deep tissue massage for larger muscles or joints, but I haven't found anything particular to small joints. I'd rather not see a specialist if there is something I can do on my own. What are my options? Do you have any suggestions for specific ways to get rid of the scar tissue (if that is indeed what it is)?