Our expert says:
I've never seen anything to suggest that weight lifting would affect the scars. The colour change is most likely related to circulation, which shouldn't affect it too much, so I would suspect that weight training is safe.
The second question, not quite as sure. There, you run the risk that the training causes a little irritation of the nerve, plus the pellet, and the two together cause a problem. That would most likely be minor, nothing really worrying, more annoying and I suspect reversed quite easily, because any after effects of exercise would pass quickly too. You won't know the answer to this one until you try the training and see what happens. If you start feeling numbness or burning (the two signs of neural irritation), then just ease off on the training, lower the weight and give it some time. I think it will be OK, but as I say, you'll only really know if you try.
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