Is surgery the way to go for scar tissue?


Q: Hello,

I am 15 years old, and I am a gymnast. About seven months ago, I was at gymnastics practice. I fell off of the vault, and there was a ladder near by that I ran into. I cut the underside of my big toe in two places. I went to the doctor the next day, and they said I needed stitches, but it was too late. Since then, I have had a great amount of pain in that toe. I went to a podiatrist, and they said scar tissue formed underneath the skin by the joint. The podiatrist injected stem cells into my toe to help shrink the scar tissue. However, this did not work. My chiropractor suggested getting micro currents in my toe. Each of these procedures have shrunken the scar tissue but only by 3mm. My podiatrist said the next step may be surgery, but there is a chance more scar tissue will form. Do you think there is a big possibility of recurring scar tissue? Or, is surgery the way to go?

Symptoms:  No symptoms of anything

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I had a fully ablative laser procedure on my nose three months ago to minimize some shallow acne scars, but the resul...

Q: I am 18 years old and my penis has a very noticeable curve when it is erect. I don't think I have Peyronie's disease ...

Q: I have got multiple cuts my hand with blade because of my personal reason but its not soo deep. What ointment should ...

Q: Hello, I am a man, 25 years old. A couple of months ago I experimented with TCA peel at home, because I have quite ir...

Q: I'm having a physical and I don't want to reveal that I had a chest tube inserted years ago. Can the doctor tell I h...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon