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Maybe This Will Help With TTS Pain.

Posted by Ivan E. on 6/21/04 at 16:41 (153640)

I've heard that TTS is similar to Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome(spelling?). I'm a personal trainer and I had a client who had CTS, and had a problem doing certain exercises. I sent him to an Active Release Technique(ART) specialist and after about 8 visits my client said his wrist felt 90% better and he could do things he hadn't done in months. I found out about ART about 5 years ago from my chiropractor. I had a hip pain(from playing soccer) that wouldn't go away for almost a year. I was considering surgery when I started seening the chiropractor and after only 4 sessions the pain was gone. ART is a non-invassive techniques, somewhat similar to myofascial release/massage. The diffrence is that in ART, the practitioner applies pressure to the injured area , while making you move that bodypart. as opposed to the myosfascial release where you just lay there. The idea is that the scar tissues is broken of the tendon or muscle which reaases a lot of pressure and stops irritation. Check out the website for ART, the testimionials are pretty imperssive:


The way I came about this site is that I had a really bad ankle sprain an sustained a Peroneal Tendon sublaxation. I thought it was a sprain for about 2 months but then my surgeon made the correct diagnosis and schduled surgery. In the mean time I started having this really intense pain under my malleousus and my surgeon said it was bruised bone. My pain is not in my heel, so I guess that rules out TTS right? I'm in a cast now, and I still have that pain on the inside. I'm having the cast taken off of in 2 days and plan on getting some ART. Again I hope I don't have TTS because it sounds pretty bad.

Re: Maybe This Will Help With TTS Pain.

Marty in SLC on 6/21/04 at 18:51 (153646)

No (most) people with TTS pain do not have it under thier heel but in the inside of thier ankle and along the inside of the arch.

Thanks for the heads up, best of luck to you.

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HilaryG on 6/21/04 at 19:02 (153647)

ART has helped me with both PF and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. My chiro tells me he has success with TTS also.(Just so you know- He is not someone who says he can do everything- I asked him if he can help my TMJ and he said he has had very little success with that problem) Hilary

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HilaryG on 6/21/04 at 19:03 (153648)

I am not suggesting that everyone go to my chiro- just that ART is a very useful modality for PF and TTS.

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Marty in SLC on 6/21/04 at 19:15 (153651)

thanks HilaryG I just email someone from here that I got off the ART link. He's the only one on the web page in Utah.

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mark~g on 6/22/04 at 02:49 (153675)

ivan, i had surgery to correct peroneal subluxation as well. along with tts surgery. i have had poor physical therapists and have been mostly treating myself. sure that is why i don't think i'm progressing as i should. now it feels like i have pf. how long were you casted? and non-weightbearing? i was told to walk as soon as i was casted and stayed in cast for 6 weeks. i am seeking proactive therapy. i'll look into ART.
i have been stretching, using theraband, and strenghtening. still have a lot of pain. can't walk or stand for any length of time. very limited biking. i am 4 1/2 months post-op. my only activity is swimming 1 mile 4 times/week. that causes little discomfort. but soon as i get out of the water and stand, i'm back in the real world. interested in your treatment and progress. try everything before tts surgery!!! massage techniques are said to be effective. it is just finding a practitioner who has expertise treating these conditions. i wish i had known these options before my tts surgery. good luck!

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LARA on 6/22/04 at 11:15 (153699)

. My pain is not in my heel, so I guess that rules out TTS right?

I don't think so. My pain was burning on the bottom of my feet. Few of us have exactly the same pain as others. Some have a Tinel's sign, some not. I think the only commonalty is that there is 'nerve' type pain. There are different types of nerve pain (burning, pins & needles, numbness), and then there are other accompanying symptoms that some people get.

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Ivan E. on 6/22/04 at 19:21 (153718)

I had the cast on four four weeks. Just had it taken off today. Weight bearing only the last week.(week 4). I was told to go to physical therapy right away. I asked the surgeon if he thinks I have TTS and he said no, because there's bleeding in the bone , from a bone contusion - which is what causes the pain.

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LARA on 6/29/04 at 22:06 (154190)

Hhhmmmm. I didn't ralize most people have pain inside their ankle and along the inside of arch. Could be. I jsut want to clarify that it isn't required - and you didn't say that either. I never had my pain there. There seems to be a lot of variation in the symptoms.

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LARA on 6/29/04 at 22:11 (154191)

HIllary - do you know what your chiro does? I have a chiro who on previous occasions was very willing to follow up on things I found. Can your chiro explain what he does sufficiently to you to explain to me so I can show my chiro. Or can you identify your chiro so my chiro can call him - or ask your chiro what he would feel comfortable with. I see my chiro Friday (for another issue) and will ask him what he might suggest for how to get in touch. CAn you give some kind of idea of your geographical area. Don't need your address, jsut maybe the closest metropolitan area and how far away you are if you are in more rural areas.

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Sherry L on 7/07/04 at 23:55 (154826)

Does this pain also travel to the top of the foot? I have a high instep(sp?) and some times a Squeezing like pain starts on the top of my foot,especially when I wear shoes that press on the top of my foot.
Thanks, Sherry