Scar tissue forms after injury to the normal collagen cells in the body. If you cut yourself, have surgery, or tear tissue in the body, scar tissue will develop. Scar tissue development is the normal self-healing process of the body.
- Understanding collagen
Collagen is present in all of our body. There is collagen in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Also in skin and bones. The cellular makeup of collagen is very strong because of alignment of collagen cells. It can resist tensile forces, such as stretching and pulling, without tearing or breaking.
- Scar tissue forms because
injury to a muscle, tendon, skin, or ligaments in the body. The inflammatory process starts to heal the injury site. The process helps the injured site is clean and the new circulated cell will become healthy tissue. Some of these new cells are collagen cells.
The mass of collagen cells eventually become healthy tissue that can resist tensile and stretching forces. The collagen cells become a balled-up clump of tissue called scar tissue.
- Is Scar Tissue Permanent?
Scar tissue is not permanent. It can become stronger and able to tolerate stretching forces through a process called remodeling. Remodeling scar tissue is imperative to repair muscle, tendon, skin, bone, or ligament becomes normal, healthy tissue again.
- Remodeling Scar Tissue
Scar tissue remodeling occurs upon stretching and pulling on it. The stretching helps scar tissue align the collagen fibers to return to normal. The realignment of collagen fibers makes tissue more sustainable to the forces, that impact it throughout daily exertion.