A 40-year-old member asked:
Could acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldmananswered
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Very unlikely: But it's also unlikely to do any harm, if practiced correctly.
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandianswered
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: Accupuncture may be effective at temporarily relieving your pain, however it is unlikely to affect the injured tissues and cause them to heal.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Cure vs improved sxs: I am amazed at how effective acupuncture is for the treatment of tennis elbow (auricular acupuncture & kb1). However, the sxs return over time. I have treated shoulder issues as well- but the offending issue will cause the inflammation & pain to recur over time.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it possible that acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Acupuncture will : Not heal a bone spur. However it can improve pain from a spur. Tennis elbow is often recurrent. Acupuncture can very effectively treat tennis elbow (but that doesn't always translate to a cure).
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 25, 2013
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