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I have a swollen ankle and pain.
MRI shows a torn tendon and a ganglion cyst.
I am receiving physical therapy which includes exercise and something called A Stem therapy.
The last 2 times I went, they used the instrument which they scrape your leg muscles very hard with, and I have bruising on my calf and leg.
I don’t think this will help heal my torn tendon?
I can’t find anything on A stem therapy.
Have you heard of this?

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  1. I think the brand name of the system and tools used is ASTEM. I thought they wanted to give me e-stem therapy, with the electricity gadget, but no, this is way different. Just a set of plastic tools that they use to scrape you very hard with, using cocoa sensoreder to lubricate your skin as they go. It’s supposed to make your natural antibodies kick in and heal the painful area they are treating. Should see improvement after 3 – 4 visits. But it is a very painful treatment, and it gets worse each time because you are sore from the last visit. Good luck.

    • MY DOCTOR SENT ME TO THERAPY FOR PLANTAR FASHA,WELL THEY HAD ME DO SOME STRECHING EXERCISES,WHICH I COMPLAINED BECAUSE THE BOTTOM OF MY FEET FELT LIKE THEY WERE ON FIRE,THEN THEY STARTED THE A STEM,VERY PAIN FUL I TOOK THE TREATMENTS ABOUT 10 TIMES AFTER THERAPY I WAS VERY TIRED,I FELT WORSE,I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH THIS AILMENT FOR OVER 2 YRS BOTH FEET,IN CASE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT I AM TALKIN ABOUT ,YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WALKING ON BRUISES,I STOPPED THERAPY BECAUSE I FELT GOOD SOME DAYS AND SOME DAY I FELT BACK TO SQUARE ONE,WELL GOOD LUCK TO ANYONE WHO WANT TO TRY THE A STEM

  2. I am receiving ASTEM therapy for pain in my elbows, and the therapy hurts more than the elbow does. The scraping is very intense, but the therapist said I should feel some relief after three or four treatments. She said all that scraping would kick in my natural antibodies and hopefully they would do something to relieve my pain. They use three different plastic pieces on me, going from one that looks like a meat chopper or pastry cutter, to one that has a round head the size of a silver dollar, down to one the size and general shape of a finger. They use cocoa sensoreder and scrape over and over with each tool. I hope your treatment helps your problem as it is very painful.

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