Do you wake up with heel pain? Does it feel like you are walking on sharp rocks when you get out of bed? After sitting too long, does it take several steps for your heel pain to go away? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Astym may be right for you.
Astym is an exciting new way to rid your heel or foot pain without the use of medication, injections, or surgery. It uses your own body’s natural healing process to break down damaged tissue and regenerate new, healthy tissue. Astym, along with a customized stretching and strengthening program, proper foot wear, and education by our qualified staff, can be all that you need to walk normally, WITHOUT PAIN.
We also use Astym for any tendonitis/tendinopathy problems, which include: elbow pain (medial and lateral epicondylitis), shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, hip or iliotibial band tendonitis/bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Astym can also be used for any soft tissue changes associated with degenerative arthritis.
A normal course of treatment is usually twice a week for 4-6 weeks, and covered under most insurance plans with a referral from a physician. For more information on Astym, a good resource is going to its website: www.astym.com or by calling Kris Korsan or Tracy Daugherty, certified Astym providers at City Center Rehabilitation at 815-223-4479.