You should try dry needling for knee pain when:
You have tension along the outside of the knee.
You have pain to the outside of the knee cap or just below it.
You have knee pain with running or biking activities.
You have hip or back pain associated with your knee pain.
After dry needling it is ok to exercise. We actually recommend that you continue to move and exercise the area. You can massage the treated area and use heat or ice if you have pain.
Following this video and treatment I went for a hike and run on Mount Blodgett. I did not have any tension or pain that is customary with this type of exercise and my left, treated knee felt better than my right!
"I had less tension while hiking right after this video was filmed!"