16 Nov Astym Therapy for Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
In April 2010, I developed severe tibial tendon dysfunction very abruptly in my left foot. I checked out surgical options and wasn’t pleased that they would fuse bones. I decided to look for other options. I could barely walk & my painful foot continued to stiffen up. I found Astym therapy a few months into looking for options. The very 1st treatment loosened my foot significantly and improved my limp.
I used Astym therapy to keep my foot in line while continuing my search. I found a different surgery option in July 2011. This did include a tendon transplant. Eventually, Astym therapy became part of the recovery treatment as well. My surgeon commented that my recovery went very well, and I feel that Astym therapy helped with it. I have mild tibial tendon dysfunction in my right foot now and still need to keep my left foot strong. I exercise them daily, but once a year I will get Astym treatment to enhance the strength in both feet. I do several visits in a row, once a year, and my strength is improved at the end of the sessions. I would recommend this for pain, flexibility and strength enhancement. It also may have sped up healing. My surgical results were better than expected!
Nancy, Formerly Disabled
Clinic: Hess Physical Therapy