Suffering from severe knee pain limiting her motion, a client came to me for help. A few quotes, then her full write-up:
Almost immediately [after the session] my pain dropped from an 8/10 to a 3/10.
The next morning I was surprised that the aching was nearly gone. I had good movement forward and backward, and I could do a partial squat without pain.
Full write-up, in the client’s words:
As an RN, I work 12.5-hour shifts on my feet, walking on concrete most of the time. One Saturday, I tweaked my right knee at work and by the time I got home, my knee was warm, slightly swollen and ached. I iced it for 20 minutes, took 2 Aleve and went to bed with my knee wrapped in an ice pack. Normally, that remedy effectively reduces the pain. Not this time. The pain was much worse in the morning.
Mike has worked on my knee before with great results, so I called him. He did a session in the evening after I got off work, and almost immediately my pain dropped from an 8/10 to a 3/10. I iced my knee per usual and went to bed.
The next morning I was surprised that the aching was nearly gone. I had good movement forward and backward, and I could do a partial squat without pain. My knee was still very sensitive to any movements that put a rotational stress on the joint or activities like jogging, so I avoided those.
It has been two weeks since the session and I have regained a greater range of pain-free movement. I can now get into a full squat for a short period of time and jog a short distance without the fear of reinjuring my knee. Even with this increased activity, my pain rarely exceeds a 3/10, and when it does, I can treat it with ice and aleve.