I have chondromalacia (wearing to the cartilage at the back of the patellar) caused by a maltracking patellar
The illio tibial band (ITB) muscle on the outside of the leg is over strong and the vastis medialis oblique (VMO) muscle on the inside is weak and so the knee cap is pulled out of track.
I am currently:
- exercising to strengthen the inner muscle (VMO)
- Stretching the ITB to loosen it.
- And wear orthotics to help re-align things. This is cause
The above is working well - to the the point that I can play tennis with only minor pain. However I wonder whether acupuncture could help alleviate the symptoms completely.
Does anyone have any ideas - in particular is there any way that I could loosen the ITB muscle on the outside of my leg with some dry needling?
I understand that this is common complaint (caused by flat feet!) and so any thoughts would be really useful.
Manyy thanks for your interest