• Issues with lat reconstruction?

    Asked by Nomadicme on Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Issues with lat reconstruction?

    I have these grooves in my back where the muscle got moved. Anyone have these? Will losing weight help get rid of them?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      If anything, losing weight will probably make them look more pronounced. Most likely it is scar tissue. Depending on the extent and location of the scar, tissue massage might help them look a little less prominent.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Crash's Avatar

      I'm in Decatur. I had my right lat cut in two for a lateral thoracotomy. I don't know what they did back there. I imagine that when you cut a big muscle like that in half that you would have to either reattach it somewhere or get rid of it because it would retract and sit there like a lump. I found that I experienced severe pain when I paddled a kayak. It didn't hurt when I paddled but later it cramped so badly that I had to have my wife stand on the muscle to get it to un-seize. Now I do lat pulls and strengthen my back in case I go paddling. Swimming also helps to get everything working in concert. I'm not worried about how it looks. Hey, if you've got it...flaunt it!!

      almost 4 years ago

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