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What causes your knee to lock up? Hint: It’s not the meniscus

I hear it everyday – someone comes in after getting meniscus surgery because their knee was locking up and they still have pain. Patients with locked knee usually notice their knee locks up when going from sitting to standing or for no reason at all. The theory goes that a piece of a torn meniscus gets in the way and doesn’t let your knee unlock. But here’s the thing, there isn’t much scientific evidence that this meniscus surgery is necessary. What if I told you there was a key muscle in the back of your knee that unlocks it and most doctors completely forget about it and just go straight to surgery.

Could your knee pain be coming from your back?

So this over the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing a lot of yardwork – we have this little creek that runs through our backyard and I’ve been cleaning out the bank to make it look nice. Well my back has gotten pretty sore from so much rotation when raking up and throwing leaves …

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Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acupuncture for Back Pain In my clinic in Tampa, FL one of the most common problems I use acupuncture for is low back pain. One of the most common problems I see are Herniated / bulging discs that cause low back pain. Let’s talk about how acupuncture can help this common problem without surgery! The …

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Why my approach is so different than a physical therapist who tries dry needling

The type of orthopedic acupuncture I practice in my clinic here in Tampa, FL is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY different than what your normal acupuncturist can do & wayyyyy different that how a physical therapist with a short weekend course in dry needling would approach your pain.  There’s no way you could learn these advanced procedures in the …

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The most experienced dry needling near me in Tampa, fl

What is dry needling? Dry needling is a targeted treatment for musculoskeletal pain that eliminates trigger points and restores range of motion. It’s a technique that is designed to treat trigger points and their referred pain patterns. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include Orthopedic Acupuncture,Trigger point dry needling, and Intramuscular manual therapy. …

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