Lauzon details recovery from scar tissue

by Dann Stupp |

"There was like a big raised ridge underneath there just full of scar tissue," he recently told Radio ( "The big thing is that I'm paranoid – really paranoid – that I'm going to start training again, and if all that scar tissue is still there, I'll make it to the end of camp, and I'll take a shot. It'll open it up again, or it'll open up right at the beginning of when I fight again.

"So I made a decision to take it a little slower."

To combat the problem, John Pallof, a physical therapist at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Massachusetts, has been working with Lauzon and using something called the Graston Technique.

"Basically he takes a metal tool and digs at the scar tissue to break it all up," Lauzon said. "So I can legit feel all the scar tissue breaking up and getting smaller and smaller. It's super painful, but I've basically been doing that. But I can only do it once a week. You can basically aggravate the crap out of it, br

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GloverRampagedMyBrownEye site profile image  

3/11/13 6:13 AM by GloverRampagedMyBrownEye


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3/11/13 5:31 AM by Humphrey

Joe's a smart cookie, and I'm glad he's got the common sense to realize taking it slow could make a huge difference.

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3/11/13 2:46 AM by nolabrum

I've always liked Joe and admired his tuffness. But god damn that seems painful. I hope all his hard work and sacrifice is rewarded even after he stops fighting.

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3/11/13 2:44 AM by time traveling 12er

One of the underrated aspects of coming back from injury is the the toll it take mentally. 

Chiron site profile image  

3/11/13 2:31 AM by Chiron

Will always be a Lauzon fan. Hopefully he gets this taken care of once and for all.

TheBlackFist site profile image  

3/10/13 11:37 PM by TheBlackFist

what's the pros\cons over the surgery some fighters get to remove scar tissue?

HOLLYWOOD-MO site profile image  

3/10/13 11:23 PM by HOLLYWOOD-MO

He should be allowed to use more Vaseline than other fighters , if his scar tissue is more likely to open up with strikes.

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3/10/13 11:22 PM by prolurker22

I've had something similar done after an ACL reconstruction, it is not a pleasant experience. I was stupid and did not listen to our athletic trainer and my skin had become attached to the patella. He's gonna be better off getting this taken care of.

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3/10/13 11:20 PM by fryabusa

Creepy Joe's next walkout music?