Category Archives: Foot/ankle pain

Foot/ankle pain

Astym therapy helped my Achilles and heel pain after surgery

On January 20th of this year I had surgery to repair a torn tendon, Achilles Tendon lengthening and Calcaneal Osteotomy. On top of this I have RA. I started therapy because I had major swelling and nerve sensitivity and pain. Laura my therapist recommended Astym therapy. We started with once a week and after the first week, started doing treatments twice a week. My nerve sensitivity and pain has gone down drastically as well as my swelling. I’m able to walk across different floor surfaces, put on socks, wear shoes and no nerve pain at night. I’m so pleased with the results I have gotten with Astym Therapy treatments and would recommend them to anyone having nerve & tissue issues.

Jennifer Gilland
Treating Clinic: Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center
120 West Leota Street, North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-0999  Website: midnebraskapt.com 

Great Results for Plantar Fasciitis with Astym Therapy

Five years ago I had a flare up of my plantar fasciitis and I ended up on crutches. It was a very long rehab and very painful. Since that time I have had a laparoscopic knee surgery, two total knees and 1 revision of one of the total knee surgeries. I have endured lots of pain and discomfort but the plantar fasciitis ranks right on top of pain. It can be excruciating pain just getting out of bed in the morning and trying to walk to the bathroom. Most of the time I would have to stop and put on my tennis shoes before I could even take a step.
I am a nurse who works 10-12 hours a day on cement floors so when my heel started to hurt I knew that I needed to get on top of the pain early. It was starting to effect my knees and I didn’t want to screw up my knee, that were both doing very well since surgery. I called the physical therapy department at GPLHC and they said they had a great new therapy called Astym treatment that was having great results for plantar fasciitis, I was a little leary because I didn’t know much about this new therapy. I gave it a try, the first day I wasn’t totally sold because I have very ticklish feet and it both hurt and tickled at the same time. I seriously thought about not going back the next time but with each painful step I took I decided to give it another try. I have been going for 1 month and the pain is gone except for a occasional pain with getting up in the morning. I do my stretches and it really helps. I would recommend it to others with this same diagnosis. Renea Lembke was awesome, she is the best therapists. She gives the best messages around. She is very skillful with Astym therapy. I was very unsure about trying Astym therapy but I am back to working 12 hours of pain free shifts again. Thanks

Tammie Crandall
Treating Clinic: Palmer Lutheran Health Center
112 Jefferson Street, West Union, IA 52175
Phone: 563-422-9729 Website: www.palmerlutheran.org

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis – I Finally Found Relief with Astym Therapy

I was receiving therapy for several months -6 for plantar fasciitis and after the pain not getting better my therapist wanted me to try astym therapy . I saw a difference immediately in the pain level, it was not gone completely but there were many times that I could actually be pain free for the first time and my pain level went from a 8+ to a 4 and I was able to walk again. If my plantar fasciitis were to occur again, I would definitely have astym therapy again and would recommend it to everyone.

Mary Beth Mumford
Treating Clinic: McDonald Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Center 1005 Hickory Road
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-233-5754 Website: www.mcdonaldpt.com

Astym therapy helped with more movement after foot surgery

1 shattered fifth metatarsal = 3 surgeries to my foot, 1 very weak ankle = 1 Brostrum procedure. After my foot surgeries, I never had physical therapy. After my Brostrum, I attend to help along my healing process. About a month ago, I had my first astym treatment. At first I was a non-believer. Let me tell you, within in the month I could feel the difference. Around my metatarsal repair, it isn’t so bound up anymore. The pain and knots are subsiding. It doesn’t feel like a solid mass of scar tissue any longer. Overall, it feels better on a daily basis, but especially after an Astym treatment. It is helping both my ankle and my foot. I was not a believer at first, however, now I am.

Beth Hulings
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive, Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-696-6045  Website:  www.momentumwy.com

Astym Therapy Helped Me To Walk Normally Again!

I started to suffer from Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot last winter. It wasn’t caused by an injury, it just slowly started to bother me and got progressively worse as time went on. I went to a podiatrist for help but the inserts in my shoes really didn’t alleviate the pain. Either way, I kept walking my dogs and going to exercise classes even though I had a lot of pain. Unfortunately, in one of the classes I did feel something tear in my foot so the instructor directed me to see Mary Rachford at Naperville Fyzical Therapy for treatment and I am so glad I went. It was probably at least 6 months that I had been having pain, so I was relieved to finally know there was relief on the way. I started Astym therapy in August 2016 with Dr. Bill Block and he really did a good job. Astym therapy can be a little uncomfortable at first, but gets better with each treatment as my foot started to heal. I would go twice a week for 30 minute Astym therapy sessions and then another 30 minutes of strengthening exercises. It took a full 12 sessions for me to finally be completely pain free. I am so grateful to Mary and Bill at Naperville Fyzical Therapy! They helped me to be able to walk my dogs daily again and get back to exercising!! I honestly could not walk normally because I had so much pain, so I am thrilled to be completely pain free!! I would highly recommend Astym therapy to anyone that is considering it. This treatment really works!

Colleen Brummel
Treating Clinic: FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers
1240 Iroquois Avenue Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563 Phone: 630-369-1015 Website:  www.fyzical.com/naperville

Astym therapy: Getting Back To My A Game

I suffered a season ending injury to my knee while playing in a basketball game. I had ACL surgery back in April of 2015 and needed PT to get me back to playing the game I love! The road to recovery and getting back on the court was a long nine months. TOPS Physical Therapy gave me some of the best care that I have ever experienced as an athlete. Astym therapy was something that they used on me to help aid my recovery process and keep me tuned up! Astym therapy helped with scar tissue, tightness, increased blood flow, and really getting in deep to address those adhesions. Astym therapy also helped with an old ankle injury I suffered 10 years ago, that I thought was helpless! I love Astym therapy and TOPS Physical Therapy!

Keaton Ranger
Treating Clinic: TOPS Physical Therapy 5353 North 16th Street
Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-526-0037 Website: topsphysicaltherapy.com

 

Bye Bye Foot Pain, Thank You Astym Therapy

I have had difficulty and pain with walking/running for few years, and it got to the point where it was stopping me from doing my normal daily activities. After numerous doctor visits, and various treatments I still did not have the relief or answer to my problems. My foot pain stemmed from plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, over-pronation, and an old Achilles tendon injury I had suffered in my left foot/ankle. After finding what was causing me so much pain I directed my attention to stretching exercises, elastic support socks, and use of an arch support did not give me the relief I was searching for.
After going back to the doctor and expressing my frustrations, I was recommended to follow up with a physical therapist to consult and design a more specific exercise program. While at TOPS the evaluation covered multiple exercises for me to perform, that we much more advanced than what I had done prior. Dr. Brannon also included talked and introduced me to Astym therapy. I have been so very thankful and grateful ever since! It was amazing to me that after just one Astym treatment I noted the improvement I was searching for. I experienced a decrease in pain. After multiple treatments, I had finally gained control of my pain. But, through this I also discovered that I had a major increased functionality of my foot. Thank you TOPS for all you have done for me and getting me back even better!

Fran Brannon
Treating Clinic: TOPS Physical Therapy 5353 North 16th Street
Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-526-0037  Website: topsphysicaltherapy.com

No more shin splints thanks to Astym therapy and TOPS

TOPS Physical Therapy is the best! I had terrible shin splints from running and I went to TOPS and got the treatment that was just right for my condition. I’ve been to physical therapy at other clinics and did not experience the same level of care. At TOPS they used hands-on treatment that addressed my leg pain and tightness. They also used Astym therapy which was uncomfortable at the beginning but brought much relief and was totally worth the temporary discomfort. Thanks TOPS!

Sandy Ranger
Treating Clinic: TOPS Physical Therapy 5353 North 16th Street
Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-526-0037 Website:  topsphysicaltherapy.com

Astym therapy worked on my heel pain and got me back to running

I was seen for heel pain. The PT performed astym therapy on my heel and calf. After a few sessions was able to get back into walking without pain and getting back into running and to train for a marathon.

Mary
Treating Clinic:  Athletico Physical Therapy-Mason City West
520 South Pierce Avenue  Suite #224
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: 641-421-8584 Website: www.athletico.com

Astym therapy really helped my heel pain and Achilles tendon

When I came to Diamond PT I had a lot of pain in the left Achilles tendon. The determination of tightness in the interior calf & thigh was the driving force behind the pain. The use of Astym therapy really helped the pain in my heel. I found that if felt best the day or two after Astym treatment & the therapy days without Astym treatment didn’t seem to provide as much relief or as long of relief. I can walk at a faster pace now than before, have less pain throughout the day.

Anita Johnson
Treating Clinic: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.
1140 East Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-0196  Website: www.dptrehab.com