Lower Extremity

Updated: July 2021


  • A 2021 randomized controlled trial investigated the effectiveness of dry needling (DN) therapy for patients with hip osteoarthritis. 45 patients were randomly assigned to DN, sham DN or control. Dry needling was applied to 3 active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). Post hoc tests revealed a significant reduction in hip pain and significant improvements in physical function and hip muscle strength in the DN group compared with the sham and control groups. ABSTRACT

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A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care for Lower Extremity — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.