Case Report

Treatment of subacute posterior knee pain in an adolescent ballet dancer utilizing trigger point dry needling: a case report.

Author:  Mason JS, Tansey KA, Westrick RB

Dry needling (DN) is becoming an increasingly popular intervention used by clinicians as a treatment of regional neuromusculoskeletal pain.  DN is an invasive procedure that involves insertion of a thin monofilament needle directly into a muscle trigger point (MTP) with the intent of stimulating a local twitch response.  Current evidence is somewhat limited, but recent literature supports the use of this intervention in specific neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  The purpose of this case report is to present the outcomes of DN as a primary intervention in an adolescent female dancer with subacute posterior knee pain.

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