One of our student's make an appointment with me for her mum's leg pain.
When I first saw her mum walked into our studio, my heart felt heavy, seeing her walking each step so slowly and with so much discomfort made possible only with the help of the walking stick and she's limping on her left leg. Her left leg can't even straighten out in supine position (as in on the bottom right pic). She has complained of not being able to straighten her left leg especially in the morning or after sitting for prolong period and the back of her knee will feel so pain when she tried to straighten it. She's seen both Chinese and Western Dr but without much improvement.
Upon assessment, found both her lower legs and knees have severe Edema (water retention), especially her left leg is so much more swollen compared to her right, that's causing her knees to lose the range of motion and mobility. The varicose veins in her legs are also very protruding and thick.
Started with performing lymphatic drainage massage to help reduce the water retention 1st before applying myofascial trigger point release.
After releasing the trigger points in her Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius, Piriformis, Peroneus Longus and Brevis, Semitendinosus, Seminembranosus and popliteus, not only has her left leg swollen subsided, she can bend and straighten her legs with ease and amazingly able to walk without using the walking stick anymore! The smile on her face is priceless and managed to get a THUMBS Up selfie with her. She's 80 years old but still looking so strong and full of energy!
Told her we will still need few more treatment sessions to get her back in shape or even better than before. Seeing the smile on their face is the reason why I love what I'm doing :) #tenniselbow #golfelbow #Myofascialtriggerpointtherapistcourse #physicaltherapy #evolutionfitness #ITECOLLEGEWEST #painmanagement #elbowpaintreatmentprotocol #triggerpointtherapy #myofascialrelease #shoulderpain #edema #waterretention #manualtherapy #kneepain #non -invasivepainmanagement - 2 days ago