Tag Archives: Achilles 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 

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

5 weeks until Ironman! Astym therapy fixed my Achilles strain.

I had just 5 weeks until my Ironman race, when I strained my Achilles to the point that I could not run at all without severe pain. A good friend recommended Athletico and Astym treatment. I completed 4 weeks of physical therapy with Astym treatments 2-3 times a week. I completed my Ironman with zero pain in my Achilles and would highly recommend the Astym treatment.

Rick Swaro
Treating Clinic:  Athletico Physical Therapy-Powell
3967 Presidential Parkway Suite C
Powell, OH 43065 Phone: 614-791-0700
Website: www.athletico.com

Achilles Tendonitis: painful but Astym therapy worked

I had Astym therapy done on both legs for Achilles tendonitis. I can deal with a lot of pain but enduring this treatment was a struggle for me. I had to grit my teeth to keep from crying out. I’m glad I didn’t stop the therapist. By the next day, I noticed a major improvement! That really amazed me! I had minimal bruising.

Kathie Eichelberger
Treating Clinic: Athletico Physical Therapy
1704 Eastland Drive Unit 15
Bloomington, IL 61704 Phone: 309-664-7766
Website: www.athletico.com

Astym Therapy Works for Me!

I have had 4 foot surgeries in the past 5 years. I had 2 Achilles tendon surgeries and 2 bunionectomies. I had never heard of Astym therapy until then. After the surgeries I couldn’t move my feet at all. I never thought I would be able to go up or downstairs again. I had regular physical therapy but it just wasn’t working so that’s when they decided to do Astym therapy. I couldn’t believe the difference it made and how fast it was. I didn’t understand why she had me put on shorts since it was my foot that was being treated. When she started running the instrument down my leg I could honestly hear the scar tissue breaking up. It was unbelievable!!! I didn’t realize that i could build up scar tissue all the way up my leg when it was my foot that had the actual scar. Anyway, after 4 To 6 weeks of Astym treatments I was walking and even going up and down stairs like I did before I had the surgery. The same thing went for my big toes after the bunionectomies. I couldn’t move my big toe at all. It wouldn’t bend up or down until I had the Astym treatments. Now, I have movement and you can’t even see the scar. I tell everyone that asks me about my surgeries that I wouldn’t be like I am now had it not been for the Astym treatments. My husband who doesn’t believe in physical threrapy is now a believer. He saw how bad my feet were after the surgeries and how they are now. I go to the gym and walk my neighborhood like I never had surgery at all. And, I owe it all to my surgeon, physical therapist and Astym!!! Thank you for giving me my life back.

Angela Tuttle
Treating Clinic:  Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab
2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054  Website: http://www.carolinaorthopaedic.com/

 

Astym therapy made my Achilles tendon stronger and better

I had pulled my tendon in my Achilles learning a try out dance at a dance convention. I went to an emergency room and got a boot, and then a week later I danced in a competition and made it worse. When I went back home I went to Carolina Orthopaedic. That’s when I got more X-rays and got physical therapy. I went from having a pulled tendon that hurt really bad to a ankle that feels way better and way stronger thanks to Astym treatment

Jayla Lowery
Treating clinic:  Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab
2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054  Website:http://www.carolinaorthopaedic.com/

Astym therapy helped my Achilles, and I avoided surgery

I am on my second round of Astym therapy. Back in July 2015 I had my first round. I had a bad Achilles tendon. My calf and foot were very tight and painful. I was unable to walk without limping. Trying to avoid surgery we did Astym therapy. It made my pain tolerable so I could continue working until November.

It is now January and I am on my second session of Astym therapy. My recovery has been wonderful thanks to Andrea and Astym therapy. A few more weeks and back to work.

I would recommend Astym therapy  to anyone. What do you have to loose? PAIN

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

Astym therapy benefits were almost immediate

I just wanted to tell others about the Astym treatment and how it helped me during my recovery and rehab for my Achilles tendon. The treatment helped ease the pain and swelling of the scar tissue at the back of my heel and calf muscle. It was not a comfortable process the first time but the benefits were almost immediate and the following treatments were progressively easier. The benefits are reduced pain and swelling as well as helping out with the flexibility. Definitely worth the time and helped me out a lot.

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

Bye Bye Achillies Tendinitis..95% pain free after 3 weeks of Astym therapy

Achilles tendinitis – pain in the morning and pain in the evening… really cant remember a time over the past 2 years that I didn’t walk with pain. I’m a 42 year old male who started playing softball again at the ripe old age of 37. I developed Achilles tendinitis a couple of years ago and everything i tried did not work. There were days when i dreaded getting out of bed as i knew the pain was going to be bad. My wife is currently finishing up her PTA degree and her last clinical assignment is with an amazing PT named Kate Robbins. My wife was telling Kate my story and Kate thought this would be a good treatment for me. Fast forward to today… I’m 95% pain free after 3 weeks of Astym therapy and regular stretching and I’m so incredibly grateful!

Mike Bernaiche
Treating Clinic: Athletico Physical Therapy
1485 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 100
Howell, MI 48843 Phone: 517-545-5880
Website: www.athletico.com

Getting Old? Astym therapy really worked on my Achilles tendonitis

As an active 47 year old, I was upset about a year ago when my ankles and Achilles tendons began to bother me. It got to the point that there were days I could barely walk. My softball and volleyball league participation was out of the question. I was even having trouble doing everyday farm work. After consulting with a podiatrist, finding out I had “deformed” heel bones, bone spurs, and severe Achilles tendonitis, he started me on physical therapy to try to avoid surgery. Astym therapy was started immediately. Though I have a few weeks left of treatment, I have gotten to the point where I only have slight pain in one heel. It’s getting better daily! The results have been amazing! I truly think this treatment will help me avoid surgery.

Michele Orme
Treating Clinic: Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers-Greenfield
1563 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317-467-5700 Website: www.acceleratedrehab.com