Category Archives: Hand/wrist pain

Hand/wrist pain

Astym therapy made my arm 100% better – couldn’t believe the difference

From the very first time Astym therapy was done on my arm I felt 100% better!! I had more range of motion and better movement. This therapy should be used sooner. What a difference in my recovery!!

Carlette Bynum
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic Physical Therapy & Rehab
2345 Court Drive Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-865-0077  Website: www.carolinaorthopaedic.com 

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 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

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

Astym Therapy Works! My Arm Pain is Now Gone.

After a few years of arm pain, nothing seemed to help calm my forearm pain and keep it away. After 3 treatments with Astym therapy I could tell a huge difference with pain and function. After finishing the program I am now six months out and still have no pain. This treatment works fast and lasts!

Nicole, Astym patient
Des Moines, Iowa
Clinic: Athletico Website: http://www.athletico.com/

What is Astym treatment?

Astym treatment is a physical therapy treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.

Astym treatment is highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction, and Astym even works when other approaches routinely fail.  One of the main reasons for this is Continue reading What is Astym treatment?

Hand pain from repetitive work is reversed with Astym therapy

I work at a chair manufacturing company. My job involves use of a staple gun, tag gun, air nozzle for inspection of hundreds of chairs per day. I had pain on and off for years that I tolerated. On March 25 the pain became severe and I was sent to the dr on 26. Therapy started the 27. She used Astym treatment immediately. I felt relief after the 3rd time. My hand was almost better than it has been in years. Continue reading Hand pain from repetitive work is reversed with Astym therapy

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Astym therapy helped my hand pain

I work in an extremely fast paced production facility. I grab and pinch material all day long. My hands would go numb in the evenings and throb at night. Years went by and I dealt with it, but the sleepless nights, constant pain, being a grouchy wife, mother, and co-worker finally led me to do something. I thought about finding a new job, ( I overall like my job and the pay is excellent) but was unsure. Once I started to receive treatment I couldn’t wait to go. It was uncomfortable at first and I was skeptical. It was the good kind of pain. I went twice a week for about six weeks, then down to once a week. Two months later I still have occasional numbness and pain, but I am extremely HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!! Highly recommend.

Nicole McMickle   Clinic: Memorial Hospital, Huntingburg, In

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center 800 West 9th Street Jasper, IN 47546 Phone: 812-996-682  www.mhhcc.org

carpal tunnel

Astym therapy relieved my arm pain

I have had a ganglion cyst on my right wrist for years. Once a month I would have a ‘flare up’ and sharp shooting pain up my arm and into my hand. I couldn’t lift anything heavier than a magazine, I couldn’t write without pain, or even open a door with that hand. I also couldn’t do any upper body strengthening because I couldn’t hold or put any weight on my wrist. My pain was a 10 when I started. After receiving Astym therapy, my pain is almost nonexistent. The exercises and stretches have helped my mobility as well. The worst my pain gets is not even half of what it was before. I can finally work out again without pain. I can lift some weight now and open doors/jars with no problem. The appearance and size of the cyst has gone down significantly.

Rachel Cunningham
Director of Public Relations at Regional Physical Therapy, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
www.regionalpt.com

Astym therapy really helps

I took a spill on the ice last December, falling on my right side. I caught myself with my right hand. The initial injury did hurt but I thought that it would eventually heal itself. When it hadn’t healed by April and they told me to give a little more time. In July when it wasn’t healed they sent me to Occupational Therapy. When I got there my therapist started the Astym treatment. At first I was a little skeptical but after a month of treatment with Astym and strength training the pain is completely gone. My therapist explained how the treatment worked and along with strength training I have full pain free movement again.

Jamie Gilbert
Clinic: SERC of Warrensburg
540 East Young Suite E
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-262-4795
Website: www.serctherapy.co