One of the most effective exercises for soft tissue therapy is called ASTYM and is becoming more and more widely used. The acronym simply stands for “a stimulation”. This regenerative therapy helps rebuild soft tissues, eliminate pain, and restore movement in ailing areas of the body.
At ONE Brain and Spine Center, Dr. Burak Ozgur provides the best and finest spine care to residents of Irvine and surrounding California areas. Delivering the most effective care to all patients, ONE Brain and Spine Center utilizes conservative treatments to design comprehensive treatment plans.
ASTYM works to regenerate healthy soft tissues while reducing scar tissue. This treatment is most often used for the following conditions:
- Tennis elbow
- Patellar tendinosis
- Joint contractures
- Overuse injuries
- Pain or loss of motion
Unfortunately, inappropriate healing after a soft tissue injury, called scar tissue, is part of the body’s normal healing process after an injury, overuse, or surgery. Natural soft tissue movement is manipulated and restricted when scar tissue develops. The ASTYM treatment helps the body build new collagen and replaces dysfunctional tissue.
ASTYM is administered by a certified clinician who runs instruments firmly along the skin in the direction of the muscle, tendon, or ligament. When the instrument runs overs defective soft tissue it will be bumpy. As the body heals, the bumps decrease and the old injury will smooth out.
Typically, customized exercises will be designed to help the body heal properly. Stretching and strengthening exercises make the injury area stronger and reduces discomfort.
Some chronic soft tissue conditions are from scarring or degeneration. This can result in intense pain and limited mobility.
At ONE Brain and Spine Center, physicians utilize conservative treatments before considering surgical intervention. For more information about how ONE can help with your degenerative spine condition, call and schedule an appointment today!
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