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acupuncture for knee problems

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I am so sorry you are going through this. I am assuming you have seen an orthopedist; if not you need to do so immediately. Yes, having your knee ca ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture: Acupuncture may go a long way in decreasing pain & inflammation but it will not fix what i think you mean by a tracking problem.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There are both local and auricular insertions that can benefit pain, range of motion and healing from a variety of knee conditions. Talk with your doc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
May need to stop: Often after knee surgery high impact activity needs to be modified or curtailed. I would recommend low or no impact aerobic activity instead like cycl ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Acupuncture may be done as an adjunct or to aid in your recovery, but how you improve is more based on 2 factors: 1) what was found at arthroscopy and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Acupuncture involves the placement of needles for therapeutic purposes. There are certain areas of the knee that can be needled, however knee pain do ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There are some studies suggesting that acupuncture can help knee pain. Like all treatments, not everyone benefits from it, but may be worthwhile to tr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
34 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Yes it will. I would also advise you take some glucosamine and chondroitin, be very gentle if you exercise , and if you do exercise to do it in a pool ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: There is no evidence that there is an treatment that reliably reverses knee cartilage injury including acupuncture.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: The presence of a Baker's cyst does not automatically mean it is the cause of the knee pain. Thge cyst is usually related to underlying osteoathritis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes but with the caviate that acupuncture will not fix a lesion that requires surgical intervention. See an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine phys ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Coles
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several possibile: You may have referred pain from you lower back that progressed and the acupuncture was coincidental. It is unusually of acupuncture to make it worse ... Read More
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