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HI GUYS 

Has anyone found having a massage of the leg muscles advantageous to the flexibility of the knee 

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    Yes I did. I started massaging my scar with Bio oil and I felt my muscles benefited from me massaging the whole knee and the muscles all around. Also I went for a pedicure and my muscles felt more relaxed after my feet were massaged? 
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    My physical therapist massages my knee and it feels so good.  I have also been doing it myself and it does make my knee bend easier.
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    Hi John,

    Yes, massage can be very helpful. Of course I am a bit biased because I'm a remedial massage therapist, but I've also been through knee surgery.

    In December last year I had a patella realignment (osteotomy), lateral release and arthroscopy and I have found that a combination of exercise, physio and massage has been extremely beneficial in my recovery.

    As Joy has said it is also very important to massage the scar to help free up the tissue around the inscision and aid circulation and nervous tissue recovery (it'll also help smooth out the scar).

    Good luck,

    Jodi

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    I have just started massaging my knee and yes it does make it feel better I am 3 weeks post op
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