These techniques have helped most of my patients get relief from knee pain. Please go slowly and do them carefully for maximum benefit. If you have had a significant trauma from any source including a sports injury, slip and fall, automobile accident, work-related, repetitive motion etc, even a prior surgical repair or knee replacement, this program could give you significant relief.
Stand several feet in front of a long mirror, and look at your feet. Are they both parallel to each other, with each foot straight across, and not one foot further forward than the other? If one foot is more forward than the other, then your knee pain is probably coming from your foot, hip, low back or pelvis area. We will be addressing those areas to help your knee problem. Please remember that you should have already seen a specialist and ruled out any organic tissue involvement, i.e. no internal obstruction to proper knee motion, before attempting these techniques.
|Position of Pain||Procedure|
|Knee is straight (fully extended not weight bearing)||Calf Stretch, Tennis Ball Routine, Hamstring, IT Band|
|Knee is bent||Hamstring, Upper Quadricep, Calf Stretch, IT Band|
|Standing/walking||Tennis Ball Routine, Calf Stretch, Hamstring, Psoas, IT Band|
|Lying down||Bridge, Psoas, Piriformis, Squat, Modified Squat*, IT Band|
|Going up or down stairs||Hamstring, Upper Quadricep, Psoas, IT Band|
*Modified Squat: Need information.