Category Archives: Tendonitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy

Tendonitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy

Able to Sleep Without Pain Again

When I first started doing physical therapy I had trouble lifting grocery bags, reaching behind me, lifting various objects and sleeping without pain. Since coming to physical therapy and doing Astym therapy my symptoms have improved so much. My lifting is much, much better and I’m sleeping through the night without pain. Thank you Amy and Andrea.

Lisa Zachwieja

Treating Clinic-
Diamond Physical Therapy, 1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL, 60102

http://www.dptrehab.com

Hope Restored- Playing Golf Again

I suffered an injury playing golf in late Fall, 2017. My left extensor muscle swelled up and I couldn’t use my fingers of my left hand for even the simplest of tasks. I was in severe pain and could no longer play golf. I became severely depressed since I had just cut back on my work hours to play more golf with my friends . At age 66 I wanted to go into semi retirement to play more golf. After 53 years of working I was excited to be able to cut back and play the game I have loved for 30 years. My orthopod told me to rest it for six weeks and limit lifting to 1-3 pounds as he thought it was a torn extensor muscle. After four weeks of no improvement I asked for an MRI. The MRI showed a tendinopathy of the left elbow with degeneration of the extensor. My orthopod injected the area with Kenalog and told me to find a good hand therapist .

I had some therapy connections being an RN and contacted someone who recommended Tiffany Carpenter at Therapy solutions for my “tennis elbow”. After the assessment Tiffany explained the Astym treatment to me and her success with this technique. She explained in detail the tools and technique. After the first 5 treatments I began to see a significant difference. The swelling was rapidly subsiding and the pain was completely gone. It has been 6 weeks and I am so excited to say I will be swinging a golf club for the first time in months! Astym therapy is Awesome and my hope has been restored that I will soon be playing golf again and enjoying life! Thank you Astym therapy!

Billie Klesch-Sheeran

Treating Clinic:
Therapy Solutions
3126 Appaloosa Circle, San Angelo, Texas, 76901

Grateful

I went to Mc Donald’s P. T. In hopes of getting help with a left leg issue that had been bothering me for a little over 3 years. The many doctors I had visited kept treating me with steroid shots in my back for issues in my spine. No relief came from any of 5 shots.
This past June I went to Mayo Clinic in MN. where an MRI feveiled a couple slightly torn tendons in my glutinous minimus. After a shot in my glutinous minimous using an ultra sound and a month to let it work, I began therapy to lengthen and strengthen the muscles that became weak and shortened from non-use. I had also been on Tramadol for almost 1year due to the pain. I began therapy with Pam Redfern and shortly after she started her Astym treatment on my leg. The bruises that appeared due to the deposits in my muscles were dark and many all up and down my leg. Succeeding treatments showed the deposits were being broken up and the bruises disappeared. Along with the deposits dissolving and my strength increasing I was able to begin to get the activities back into my life. Those activities were what made me feel better, body and soul. It brought me back to the person I used to be. I may never be 100% because it is torn tendons that can’t be surgically repaired but I feel with continued strengthening I am at 95 % and am so grateful for that.

Vicki Toothaker

Treating Clinic:
McDonald’s Physical Therapy
1005 N Hickory Road, South. Bend, Indiana

http://www.mcdonaldpt.com

Oh, what a relief it is! Chronic plantar fasciitis solved with Astym therapy!

Limping into the gym locker room, I spotted a flier advertising a new treatment available in town that would treat plantar fasciitis. After suffering from and attempting to treat this for well over a year, I was anxious to try something else. The medical doctor in town insisted on cortisone shots and was recommending surgery, and those were simply not an option. After several Astym treatments, the problem was solved on my right foot, but then my left foot developed plantar fasciitis. That foot is proving to be more problematic, but I was so relieved to have relief on my right foot, and I am certain my left foot will come around. I have also had Astym therapy to treat tennis elbow and back problems, and I am a believer in its ability to not only treat, but to solve problems without drugs and surgery.

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

Astym Therapy Took Away the Pain in my Thumb and Forearm from Dequervain’s

I was a physical therapy student completing my last internship when I developed Dequervain’s synovitis in my right thumb. I would get catches and intense sharp pain in my forearm when I moved my hand a certain way. This was very debilitating considering we as PTs use our hands every day. After a few sessions of Astym therapy, my symptoms were gone!

Michelle Maracle
Treating Clinic: CORA
Ponte Vedra, FL  Website: www.corahealth.com

Astym Therapy Gave Me Relief from Tendonitis Pain

I came into therapy with pain in my right shoulder . My doctor diagnosed me with bursitis and tendonitis. My therapist started me with the regular exercises and then she did Astym therapy also for added relief. The pain relief took a couple of treatments but it worked well. I would recommend Astym therapy to anyone that needs pain relief.

Mary Gray
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054 Phone: 704-865-0077 Carolina Orthopaedic& Website: www.carolinaorthopaedic.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

De Quervains Syndrome – Astym therapy to the rescue

I started having a lot of pain in my R wrist and thumb after giving birth to my daughter making it painful for me to pick her up. My thumb tendons started “popping and catching” making my wrist stick in different positions. I had approx. 4 Astym therapy sessions and the pain and popping went away! I was able to pick up my infant daughter again without pain!

Melissa Wood
Treating Clinic: CORA Ponte Vedra Beach
100 Executive Way Suite 109
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: 904-543-9011  Website: www.corahealth.com 

Astym therapy helped my forearm tightness and golfers elbow

I received Astym therapy for my forearm tightness and golfers elbow. I no longer having aching in my forearms after two treatments of Astym therapy. I also had a flair up for golfers elbow and received Astym therapy for that and it was gone in two days. I would definitely recommend this treatment to people around me.

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

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