Around 6yrs ago I had full reconstructive surgery on my right ACL. Completed the full rehab, fine. Played football very regularly for years after, high intensity a few times a week as well as attending the gym. A year ago I tore my left ACL and had full reconstructive surgery on that. Did full rehab on that, fine. Now I'm playing football again and back at the gym and sometimes - not all the time, I'm feeling some slight discomfort under my right ACL scar which gets painful if I press on it (only when I try and identify the pain).
Is this scar tissue? It's not painful but it's a noticable discomfort. It's not prohibiting me from playing or working at the gym as I don't feel it until the next day. Is this serious? I've heard that gentle massaging of the area the next day, when it's uncomfortable, would help? If so, should I use things such as Deep Heat or the like or wouldn't this be advisible on a scar? Is there any other diagnosis for this?
Obviously I'm a little concerned as I've only just started playing again after my last operation on the other knee and have got my fitness and skills back up to a decent level - more surgery know would devestate me.
Any ideas, info, insight, advice and suggestions would be extremely appreciated and welcomed.