Conditions Treated With Graston Technique Soft Tissue Therapy
IT BAND SYNDROME
IT Band Syndrome is common in runners, especially when downhill running is frequent. Graston Technique is used to treat the full length of the IT Band to break up adhesions between it and the underlying quadriceps muscle tissue, and also to release tension within the myofascial system. Most patients with this condition can expect to see results within the first 3 treatments.
The plantar fascia covers the bottom of the foot and can be very painful when it becomes inflamed and constricted. Graston therapy has been proven to be a highly effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. Many people report significant pain relief in the days and weeks following Graston therapy as blood flow improves and adhesions and scar tissue break down.
SCAR TISSUE FORMATION AFTER INJURY
Scar tissue forms in areas of former injury when the tissues do not heal exactly the way that they were organized before the injury. Graston therapy breaks down these unorganized tissues and increases blood flow to the area to promote proper healing.
Tendinopathy refers to any disease of a tendon. This can be an acute inflammatory condition, called tendonitis, or a chronic, degenerative, non-inflammatory condition – referred to as tendinosis. Graston therapy works on healing these tissues by stimulating fibroblasts within the tendons to increase collagen production, and by increasing blood flow to the area.