She and I discussed my concerns, evaluated my condition and she performed some tests on me. Coles Notes: I have far more weakness than I expected, and my kneecap doesn't "float" along the plane that is most natural, but since I'm seeking the help of professionals, I am on the right track!
After a bit, Sally says "okay, so we're going to try some acupuncture".
In my knees.
|My knees have feelers!|
I told Sally I was going to blog about my treatment, and she offered to take my picture... of course I said yes! Ha ha!
|If you look closely, you can see the acupuncture needles in my knees|
I'm not sure what I expected from acupuncture, but it 100% did NOT hurt. In fact, I couldn't even feel the needles go into my legs.
Then, I was moved to a new treatment area where I had my left knee hooked up to an IFC (Interferential Current) machine and an ice pack was applied. Back when I last had physio in the mid-90's I used a TENS machine which seemed similar, but technology has definitely improved!
|All wired up!|
I took a video too, that I sent to my sister... she said she couldn't watch to the end because she doesn't like the muscle jumping. My foot was twitching pretty crazy too... I couldn't help but laugh!
Anyhow, I'm home tonight with a gel-bead cold pack perched on my knee, watching some recorded TV shows. Kevin said I was limping slightly when I got home, but I just thought my knee felt "funny". I am going back to see Sally twice next week, and I have an appointment with the chiropractor tomorrow evening.
Onward and upward!!