Each pelvic and back injury has three components that need to be evaluated and addressed. The first is a joint or structural problem. The next is a muscle imbalance, weakness and muscle trigger points of the trunk, hip and leg. Finally, the third is the core. What treatments are best and what should you stop doing right away!
Knee pain to the front or side of the knee is very common. Dry needling can be an effective way to reduce tension and pain to the knee. This video shows me dry needling the outside of my knee with two different techniques. Don’t try this at home!
This video is on dry needling for knee pain. It includes a follow up on a return to hiking and running hours after treatment. Pain and tension had reduced and the treated knee felt better than the right! Following dry needling it is safe to exercise. Immediate pain relief can occur after a dry needling treatment.