Grateful – Astym Helped Me

Astym therapy cured chronic foot pain

Grateful – Astym Helped Me

I went to McDonald’s PT 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 Minnesota where an MRI revealed a couple slightly torn tendons in my glutinous minimus. After a shot in my glutinous minimus 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 1 year 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
Clinic: McDonald’s Physical Therapy
South Bend, Indiana

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