Category Archives: Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Treating Tennis Injuries and Tendinopathy: Advice From an Expert

By:  Lisa Chase, PT, OMPT

Tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy are common injuries that can plague a tennis player. The last thing an athlete wants to hear is, “You must rest and stop playing tennis.”  Soft tissue injuries can be painful, limiting conditions that are slow to heal, which is particularly challenging to a tennis player who wants to get back in the game.

Many athletes seek advice from primary care and sports medicine physicians when they have tendon pain and then are often offered anti-inflammatories, injections, and told to rest.  Typically, this common regimen only offers temporary relief and may not be the best method to heal a tendinopathy. Continue reading Treating Tennis Injuries and Tendinopathy: Advice From an Expert

Tendonitis: Why Won’t It Go Away?

Because it could be tendinosis.  Often, chronic tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis), lasting more than 6 weeks is really tendinosis (also spelled tendonosis).  The difference is that acute, short-term tendinitis is thought to be caused by mostly by inflammation, which is an active immune response of the body to a perceived threat.  The acute, inflammatory tendonitis usually resolves within several weeks by icing the area 3 to 4 times daily for 20-30 minutes, resting, and taking over-the-counter or prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen.  It is important to consult your physician for advice on your particular situation. Continue reading Tendonitis: Why Won’t It Go Away?

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 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. Continue reading Astym Therapy Works for Me!

Achilles Tendonitis: Astym therapy worked

I had Astym therapy done on both legs for Achilles tendonitis. I can deal with pain but enduring this treatment was a struggle for me.  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

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

There was only 5 weeks left until my Ironman. While I was training, I strained my Achilles to the point that I couldn’t run without experiencing severe pain! A good friend of mine recommended going to Athletico Physical Therapy and told me to get Astym treatment for my strained Achilles. After completing 4 weeks of physical therapy with Astym treatments 2-3 times a week, I finished my Ironman with zero pain in my Achilles! I 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

Nothing Short of A Miracle: Astym therapy helped my foot pain

Difficulty and pain with ambulation had been becoming worse for me over a period of a few years and was limiting normal daily activities. It was determined that this difficulty stemmed, in great part, from plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendonitis, over-pronation, and strained Achilles tendon in the right foot/ankle. Stretching exercises, elastic support socks, and use of an arch support did not address the issue long-term. Continue reading Nothing Short of A Miracle: Astym therapy helped my foot pain

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

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. Continue reading Bye Bye Foot Pain, Thank You Astym Therapy

After injury, Astym therapy got me running again!

After months of slow progress following an injury, Astym therapy became part of my physical therapy treatment program. Therapists made the treatments something I actually looked forward to and they encouraged physical activity between treatment sessions-something I also liked. I was discharged from PT on Friday, and ran in the Lake Run on Saturday. It felt wonderful to run again and I even placed in my age division. I am grateful for qualified therapists and Astym therapy which allowed me to resume meaningful activities.

Marilyn Mapes, Recreational Runner
Treating Clinic: McLean County Orthopedics
1111 Trinity Lane Suite 111, Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-6461 Website: www.mcleancountyorthopedics.com