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I have a torn tendon in my hip. i have done some physical thep. but that dies not seento doing much. what do you think about actumpture. or what would?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor : You have a specific diagnosis, so the doc who gave you that and sent you to pt needs to now re-evaluate. Accupunture will not speed the healing of your connective tissue. If rest and pt aren't helping, then maybe surgery is indicated. But be patient, and follow your doctor's advice.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It take a while : To heal about 6-8 weeks , keep on doing stretching exercises and stretching exercises. Acupuncture relief pain so if that what you want to try it no harm from it.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Option: First & foremost- your physician will be able to explain options for your treatment. Medical acupuncture is provided by western trained physicians with secondary training in acupuncture. Acupuncture may be very beneficial in reducing pain & expediting healing in acute injuries. It can also help with range of motion. It reduces obstructions in blood & lymph flow, nerve function & chi balance.

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