Whether lecturing at a running club or talking to someone after a local race, I try to give everyone as much self-management advice as possible. But invariably I get asked, "So when do I know I should see you?
Dr. JD Hasenbank once gave me three guidelines which I still use today:
1. Are the symptoms only on one side of your body?
2. Has the pain lasted more than two days?
3. Is the pain a "3" or higher on a 10 point scale?
If you answer "yes" to any two of the three questions, then your body is not recovering like it should or it is more than something minor and should be checked out.
Marcus Hayes, DC, CCSP
Chiropractic Acupuncture & Myofascial/Trigger Point Needling
Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
Certified Level I Functional Movement System
Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
When treating soft tissue injuries, active release has been shown to be a very effective method of resolving myofascial pain. At our office, active release is an often used treatment. However, we understand that there is no single treatment alone that can solve every issue. So we employ several techniques, including dry needling when indicated, to help resolve various conditions.