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Update (Last 2-3 weeks): added voodoo band work 2-3 times a day. Been doing this for about 2-3 weeks now. Also, have been giving myself electroaccupuncture (electrically stimulated trigger point dry needling) a few times for quadriceps and gastrocnemius. Kept up with the mobs twice a day. Been trying to avoid sitting. Also seen my osteopath twice. Muscle tightness and adhesions have decreased pretty dramatically in my quads, and IT band. I don’t know if its permanent or if I am masking the symptoms and the underlying cause of the issue is still their. I am still feeling knee pain (although a bit less than before). Its very frustrating, the anterolateral knee pain is still persistent. Might try to get another video gait analysis, but this time a 3-d analysis rather than a 2d analysis (which I got), and have it analyzed by a professional whose well qualified rather than a chiropodist. Also, thinking of seeing asking my sports medicine physician for a referral to see a PM$R (physical medicine and rehab) physician.