Many of you have already read Ruth's excellent new blog about massage, and how it may be able to help people with arthrofibrosis. I know that I benefit from regular massage, especially of the muscles on my affected leg, which become tight and uncomfortable. This makes a lot of sense because, as Ruth explains, the increased local circulation and lymph drainage that results from massage is likely to help the body fight fibrosis, even although it is short-term in duration.
Gentle massage is probably especially helpful when the affected limb isn't moved much, such as post-operatively, because of the lack of muscle contractions that are necessary to move lymph. However, it's likely that massage can also help to clear away the toxic by-products of exercise, including lactic acid and cellular debris.
This is an unexplored area of arthrofibrosis therapy, and we would love to hear about your experience with massage so we can learn more (no names please if you have negative feedback).