Internal Scar Tissue/Adhesions Limit Movement and Cause Pain

Internal Scar Tissue/Adhesions Limit Movement and Cause Pain

Over time, internal scar tissue or adhesions can build up in your joints, muscles, tendons, and soft tissues. It can be caused by working your body too much, injury (such as sprains, strains, and trauma), surgery, disease, or just by moving and not being in absolute perfect physical condition or having perfect “form” when you move. Stiffness and many of the aches and pains that we have after reaching a “certain age” are due to the build-up of internal scar tissue and adhesions. Astym treatment is effective at reducing or eliminating internal scar tissue or adhesions.

Once the scar tissue and adhesions are reduced or removed, stiffness and aches and pains often go away. Astym’s resolution rates (outcomes) for scar tissue and adhesion-related pain are impressive. See how many people resolve their conditions after Astym treatment. These outcomes were submitted by independent clinicians from all across the country.


How To Get Started With Astym Therapy:

We believe everyone deserves to live pain-free no matter their injury or condition. Talk with an Astym Certified provider today to see if Astym therapy is right for you.

Want to know some of the specific conditions Astym therapy is great at treating? Check out this list!

  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Anterior and Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy
  • Arthrofibrosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Ankle Pain and Stiffness
  • Chronic Wrist Pain and Stiffness
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylopathy)
  • Hamstring Strain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Low Back Pain (nonradicular)
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Plantar Fasciopathy)
  • Post-Mastectomy Scarring
  • Post-Surgical Scarring/Fibrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Scar Tissue/Fibrosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylopathy)
  • Trochanteric Bursitis



*Before deciding on any treatment, we always recommend consulting with a trusted healthcare provider. It’s important to be properly evaluated and talk with them before deciding on a course of treatment.

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