I have had a ganglion cyst on my right wrist for years. Once a month I would have a ‘flare up’ and sharp shooting pain up my arm and into my hand. I couldn’t lift anything heavier than a magazine, I couldn’t write without pain, or even open a door with that hand. I also couldn’t do any upper body strengthening because I couldn’t hold or put any weight on my wrist. My pain was a 10 when I started. After receiving Astym therapy, my pain is almost nonexistent. The exercises and stretches have helped my mobility as well. The worst my pain gets is not even half of what it was before. I can finally work out again without pain. I can lift some weight now and open doors/jars with no problem. The appearance and size of the cyst has gone down significantly.
Director of Public Relations at Regional Physical Therapy, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK