Scar tissue was formed, “gluing” tissues together, stopping their free movement. As scar tissue built up, muscles became shorter and weaker. As a result, range of motion decreased, strength was lost, and pain set in.
If this happens in your tendons, it results in tendonitis. If it happens to your nerves, they can become trapped. If you have a trapped nerve, you are likely to feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
Normally, your body naturally rids itself of scar tissue. However, when it builds up, it needs to be removed manually. Active Release Techniques ® was specifically developed to remove scar tissue. It shortens treatment time and provides lasting relief for repetitive strain (RSI) or overuse injuries.