I had been suffering from tennis elbow for about 8 months. I tried using the the tennis elbow band you put around your arm which usually works for me but it wouldn’t even touch it. I am a firefighter and work construction part time so everything I did was killing me. My grip strength was half of what it usually was and I had constant sharp pains radiating from my elbow. It got so bad at night I could hardly sleep. I had no time to give my elbow rest so I was taking Aleve to dull the pain. I started astym therapy and it stayed the same and then got even worse which is normal from what I was told. Then it just started getting better very quickly. My therapy has been finished for two weeks now and I feel just a slight bit of pain. My strength is at 95%. I continue to do the exercises I was given and hope to be pain free. Astym therapy can be painful but well worth it. I truly believe astym therapy works and have already recommended it to a friend of mine with the same problem.
Clinic: Via Christi Rehabilitation Services, Wichita, Kansas Website: www.viachristi.org