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    STAR Tech® is effective in treating a number of soft tissue conditions. Listed in alphabetical order below are conditions for which STAR Tech® treatments are recommended. Click on any item from the list below to go directly to brief information on any condition.

Achilles Tendinitis, Back Pain , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, deQuervain's Tendinitis, Flexibility Restrictions, Frozen Shoulder, Golfer’s Elbow, Hammer Toes, Headaches, Hip Pain, Kyphosis, Lordosis, Lyme Disease, Male Conditions of the Pelvis, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Range-Of-Motion Restrictions, Sciatica, Shin Splints, Stroke, Tennis Elbow, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TMJ, Trigger Finger, Whiplash

Achilles Tendinitis – The achilles tendon is located at the back of your ankle. It is your largest and strongest tendon. Achilles Tendinitis is an inflammation of the achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinitis is often the result of misuse or overuse of the calf muscles of the lower leg which then results in inflammation and pain.
     STAR Tech® has proven to be an excellent therapy for recovery from Achilles Tendinitis.

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Adductor Injuries - Hip adductor injuries can be extremely painful and totally debilitating.
     STAR Tech® has been shown to speed the recovery time of Adductor Injuries.

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 Back Pain Back pain can hit the sufferer at the shoulders, waist or anywhere in between. Back pain is most often a soft tissue, muscular problem. 80 – 90% of back pain is caused by tight muscles, muscles out of balance, strain or overuse. Back pain may also be pain that is referred from another part of the body.
      Low Back Pain can result from muscle tightness of the numerous muscles of the upper leg that attach to the pelvis, as well as tightness of any of the many pelvic muscles.
     STAR Tech® treatments for Back Pain have an outstanding record for fast and permanent recovery.    
     Back pain that does not improve in a few days, should be seen by a doctor who can rule out the many serious causes of back pain that are not related to muscle spasms, injury or overuse.
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Carpal Tunnel SyndromePain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and wrist are all classic signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The cause of the pain is a compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist to enter the palm of the hand. This condition is caused by an inflammation of the soft tissue of the lower arm. Numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of the thumb are additional strong indications of possible Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
     STAR Tech® treatments have proven to be a fast and effective method of relieving pain and preventing future pain. STAR Tech® addresses the problem directly and works by removing the cause of the pain .
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Chronic Muscle Tightness
     STAR Tech® is an effective solution for chronically tight muscles that are the result of stress, work or overuse and injury.

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deQuervain's Tendinitis
     deQuervain's Tendinitis is a condition resulting from irritation or swelling of the tendons found along the thumb side of the wrist, primarily at the base of the thumb. The major symptom is pain over the thumb side of the wrist. Pain is often felt when forming a fist, grasping or gripping things, or turning the wrist and may be felt down over the thumb, or up the forearm. A fluid-filled cyst at the base of the thumb may be present.
     STAR Tech® treatments have proven effective in some cases of deQuervain's Tendinitis where inflammation is the major symptom.

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Flexibility Limitations Flexibility and range-of-motion limitations can be the result of tight soft tissue tightness,  injury, overuse, under use, misuse and imbalances. Soft Tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Muscle imbalance if often a cause of pain.
     By relieving soft tissue tightness with STAR Tech®,  flexibility can often be increased and a full range-of-motion can be restored.

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 Frozen Shoulder Frozen Shoulder is a non-medical term used to describe chronic, painful stiffness or locking of the shoulder joint. It can be used to describe a number of different shoulder problems. It is often the result of an upper arm or shoulder injury where movement of the arm was restricted throughout the healing process. After “healing” the arm can no longer go through its full range-of-motion and can be “frozen” in a limited range-of-motion. Tight muscles, adhesions or scar tissue may contribute to a Frozen Shoulder.
     STAR Tech® has been shown to be effective with even the most stubborn cases of Frozen Shoulder. It is not unusual to see a frozen shoulder with a range-of-motion of 0-15 degrees recover with STAR Tech® treatments, to a range-of-motion of 0-180 degrees.
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 Golfer’s Elbow Pain at the inside of the elbow is often referred to as Golfer’s Elbow. It strikes those who have never lifted a golf club as often as it does golfers. Pain can extend down your lower arm as far as to your wrist. Golfer’s Elbow is an inflammation of the muscles of the lower arm and is usually the result of overuse or misuse of the muscles of the lower arm.
     STAR Tech® treatments are an effective way of speeding recovery from Golfer's Elbow pain.

Groin Pull / Injury - Groin Pull  injuries can be extremely painful and totally debilitating. STAR Tech® has been shown to speed the recovery time of Groin Pull Injuries.

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Hammer Toe – Hammer Toe is a claw-like deformity of a toe, often the second toe. It can be caused by fixed flexion of the first joint by wearing shoes that are too short. The condition may or may not be painful.
     Tight muscles in the foot and lower leg are the cause of a Hammer Toe, which can often be reversed with STAR Tech® treatments.

Hamstring Strain - A pulled hamstring can be painful and debilitating, slowing an athlete or gym user.
     STAR Tech® effectively speeds recovery from Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Pulls.

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 Headaches – Headaches may be present in the front of the head, on one side, or on the front or back of the head. Headaches can feel like they are behind an eye or deep inside the skull. The pain can be steady, throbbing, barely noticeable or debilitating. Headaches can last minutes, hours or days. They can be brought on by a number of factors including the weather, odors, bright light, loud sounds, stress, lack of sleep and tight muscles to name just a few.
     Tight neck muscles that are the cause of headaches can successfully be treated with STAR Tech® and Active Stretching.
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Heel Pain - Heel pain can be caused by any number of tight muscles that extend from the toes to the knee.
     STAR Tech® is an effective treatment approach for relieving Heel Pain.

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 Hip Pain – Hip Pain is a common client complaint. The cause might simply be the result of tight muscles, or it might be nerve-related as is the case with “Sciatica”. “Sciatica” however, is often brought on by tight muscles of the pelvis pressing on the nerve and irritating it.
     STAR Tech® has proven to be a fast and effective recovery treatment for Hip Pain.
     More serious causes of “Sciatica” can be a slipped or herniated disk. These are a much less common cause than is muscle tightness. "Sciatica" that is caused by a disk problem can not be treated with STAR Tech® 

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IT Band Strain - A tight Iliotibialis Band, which runs down the outside of the thigh, is often the cause of knee pain.
     The ITB is a stubborn area of soft tissue to stretch. STAR Tech® is an effective treatment for IT Band strain or tightness.

Knee Pain - Knee pain can be caused by a tightness or imbalance in any number of muscles that attach around the knee, as well as numerous other reasons.
     STAR Tech® effectively helps to restore balance to any tight muscles that are causing knee pain.

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Kyphosis – Kyphosis is an excessive rounding of the spine of the upper back and shoulders. It is also referred to as “hunchback”. People with developing kyphosis (just about every one of us) are viewed as having poor posture. Kyphosis is often the result of weak, tight and unbalanced muscles of the torso. Kyphosis is usually a progressive condition, often becoming worse as we age.
     Kyphosis is somewhat, to totally reversible with STAR Tech® treatments and Active Stretching.

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 Lordosis – Lordosis involves an excessive inward or downward curve of the spine between the ribs ands pelvis. It is also sometimes referred to as “swayback”. Lordosis is the result of weak, tight or unbalanced muscles of the lower torso and pelvis. Lordosis can be the result of an injury – especially a sports injury.
     Lordosis is somewhat, to totally reversible with STAR Tech® treatments and Active Stretching.

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Lyme Disease -- Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria spread by the deer tick. Early symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, depression, and a characteristic circular skin rash that resembles a bull’s eye. Left untreated, later symptoms may involve the joints, heart, and central nervous system. Lyme disease can affect multiple body systems and produce a range of symptoms. A Doctor's diagnosis is necessary, and treatment with antibiotics seems to be the present approach.
   
STAR Tech® treatments for clients who suffer from Lyme Disease have shown results that are promising. To our knowledge, the treatment does not affect or change the disease itself. What STAR Tech® does is help to reduce the pain of muscle and joint irritation, which gives the client temporary relief. Lyme Disease sufferers who receive weekly STAR Tech® treatments report a tremendous boost in their quality of life.

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Male Pelvis Wellness  – STAR Tech® Healing has been shown to assist men with various pelvic conditions including a variety of areas of pain that are the result of tightness in muscles of the pelvis. A few of the conditions include low back pain, upper leg pain, groin pain, testicle pain, pelvic pain. Tight muscles might also be the cause or may contribute to constipation, hemorrhoids, incontinence, chronic prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, weak erections and premature ejaculation.

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 Neck and Shoulder Pain – Neck and shoulder pain can be the result of tight muscles brought on by the life style most of us live. Working at a computer, carrying an infant or child, or driving a car or truck for hours each day can put a tremendous stress on the muscles of the neck and shoulders, causing pain and discomfort. Accidents involving whiplash account for a large number of cases of neck and shoulder pain.
     STAR Tech® Healing is an effective method of providing recovery to tight or injured muscles of the Neck and Shoulders.

Piriformis Syndrome (see Sciatica, below)

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 Plantar Fasciitis –Plantar Fasciitis is a painful tear, heel spurs or inflammation of the plantar muscle on the sole of the foot. The condition usually comes on gradually from muscle fatigue or tightness and is suffered most often by runners. The first step out of bed in the morning can feel painful, like stepping onto broken glass. Similar pain is experienced when starting out on a run, with the pain gradually easing as the muscles of the foot stretch out.
     STAR Tech® has proven to be an effective treatment for the recovery of Plantar Fasciitis.

Quadriceps Strain - A Quadriceps Strain will slow even the best athlete.
     STAR Tech® treatments can speed recovery from a Quadriceps Strain.

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 Range-Of-Motion RestrictionsROM Restrictions are often related to soft tissue tightness - muscles and fascia. The cause of the restriction is often muscles and other soft tissue that is tight and inflexible. This may be the result of an injury, lack of movement (exercise), not stretching properly or not stretching at all.
     STAR Tech® is an effective recovery technique for range-of-motion restrictions.

Rotator Cuff injury - The Rotator Cuff refers to the structure that surrounds and stabilizes the shoulder joint capsule. Injuries to the Rotator Cuff are common among athletes.
     STAR Tech® is a recommended treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries.

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 Sciatica – The Sciatic Nerve of the hip and leg is often the source of pain that radiates down the hip, leg and sometimes up into the back. Besides pain, symptoms of “sciatica” may also include tingling and numbness in the leg or foot.
     Sciatic pain is often due to nerve irritation which is caused by pressure coming from muscles of the hip that have become overly tight. The piriformis, a hip rotator muscle, is often the cause of "sciatica". Because of this, the condition is also sometimes referred to as Piriformis Syndrome.
     STAR Tech® is a highly effective treatment procedure for "Sciatica" and Piriformis Syndrome that is caused by muscle tightness.

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 Shin Splints – Pain in the shin, in the front of the lower leg, is referred to as “shin splints”. It is experienced often by runners and other athletes who run to train for their sport. Shin Splints can result from overtraining, training on a new and different surface or wearing the wrong shoes. Shin Splints involve an inflammation of the tibialis anterior muscle of the lower leg.
     STAR Tech® effectively restores the muscles of the lower leg to its proper balance and relieves pain and inflammation.

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 Stroke - Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique,  STAR Tech® has proven to be an exciting and promising rehabilitation possibility, when it was used with a small number of stroke patients.
     STAR Tech® addresses “weak” muscles by releasing tightness, spasms and pain from them. It then returns the muscle fibers back to “neutral”, re-establishing their full strength potential.
     This recovery to normalcy allows the muscle fibers to work fully, and eliminates much of the “weakness” that had tested earlier. Pain is reduced, the fatigued muscle fibers recover. The muscle begins to work in a normal fashion again. Changes can occur in days, hours, minutes or even seconds.
     More trials with stroke patients are needed to determine the full potential of using STAR Tech® in stroke rehabilitation.
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Tennis Elbow – Pain at the outside top of the elbow is often referred to as Tennis Elbow. It strikes those who have never lifted a tennis racquet as often as it does tennis players. Pain can extend down the arm as far to the wrist. Tennis Elbow is an inflammation of the muscles of the lower arm and is usually the accumulated result of overuse or misuse.
     STAR Tech® is an effective treatment for Tennis Elbow.

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 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – TOS is characterized as a pain or weakness in the neck. shoulder, arm and/or hand. Pain, tingling, numbness and weakness in the shoulder, arm, wrist, hand and fingers can be the result of compression of the nerves in the thoracic outlet region of the shoulder.
     See your doctor, who can  rule out more serious causes for these symptoms. If the pain and numbness is caused by tight muscles it can be helped by STAR Tech®.

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 TMJ – (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) TMJ can refer pain from the jaw to the teeth, eyes, head, mouth and shoulders. Another symptom is ringing in the ears. TMJ can be caused by tight muscles and other soft tissue problems of the jaw>
     STAR Tech® can often be used to relieve TMJ if the cause is soft tissue in nature.

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Trigger Finger – Is also known as “trick finger” and “locking finger”. Trigger Finger is an impairment in the ability to extend a finger which has locked in the flexed position. External force may be needed to extend or straighten it. Trigger Finger is caused by a narrowing of the flexor tendon sheath or by a chronic muscle tightening in the hand.
     STAR Tech® has been shown to be an effective treatment for Trigger Finger.

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Whiplash – Whiplash is a generic term for an injury that occurs when the head is suddenly and violently taken out of its normal position, that of sitting squarely on top of the shoulders. Whiplash may involve trauma and injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck and spine. Damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots in the neck may be involved in severe cases. With whiplash, painful symptoms can disappear and then reappear years after an accident if the traumatized soft tissue is again traumatized.
     STAR Tech® treatments effectively help soft tissue recovery back to as close to their original condition as is physically possible.

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(This material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.)

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