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Does acupuncture help knee pain?

Does acupuncture help  knee pain?

Often: Acupuncture can be beneficial for knee pain from quite a few causes. It helps to reduce inflammation of bursitis, muscle sprains & strains, arthritis, fractures etc. However, it can not correct a surgical problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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I had minor knee pain but after i went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when i stretch the muscle?

I had minor knee pain but after i went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when i stretch the muscle?

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 unless they did it wrong. I advise you to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How to heal knee joint pain quickly? Trying acupuncture plus pt. What else?

How to heal knee joint pain quickly? Trying acupuncture plus pt. What else?

Need etiology: Obviously it would be helpful to know the cause for the pain if your pain is from a meniscal tear and you are active, neither therapy nor acupuncture will eradicate the cause for you pain if the problem is something minor, the usual treatment of ice, nsaids, rest, therapy will likely decrease the pain. Overall , it is always helpful to know the underlying problem to cure it. ...Read more

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Problem with walking, pain at hip, kneecap dislocates this problem started about 1 year ago. Got worse post a fall where i landed on both knees. I have had pt, acupuncture, x rays... Have been refused an mri. To date, I am told I have a "tracking" probl

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 cap "slip" can cause severe pain and future problems. Please ask your doctor to re-submit for the mri. You can also call the insurance company and appeal the mri, or file a complaint with your state insurance division about them refusing the mri. I know that is very frustrating to fight with an insurance company, but your doctor's office should help you and please stick to it as it sounds like you have a very significant problem. ...Read more

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It has been 8 mos. After knee arthro hurt it jogging. Still painful. Will acupuncture help?

It has been 8 mos. After knee arthro hurt it jogging. Still painful. Will acupuncture help?

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 cycling or swimming as an example. Perhaps working with physical therapy may help but in any case have great running shoes replace every 6 months and rest knee with any pain until resolves. If pain still persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture be done on the knees?

Can acupuncture be done on the knees?

Yes: Acupuncture involves the placement of needles for therapeutic purposes. There are certain areas of the knee that can be needled, however knee pain does not necessarily mean that you would have needles placed directly by the knee. Depending on the findings of the practitioner, there maybe other points more useful for treating knee pain-and there may be points near knees used to treat other things. ...Read more

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Cna acupuncture be done on the knees?

Cna acupuncture be done on the knees?

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 doctor about this. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal faster?

Will acupuncture help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal faster?

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 or in the bath tub. This is all in general . Every case of cause is a little different therefore it is good that you be seen by a processional. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture and qi gong treatment help my knee cartilage grow back?

Could acupuncture and qi gong treatment help my knee cartilage grow back?

No: No, however acupuncture has been shown to help with knee pain from arthritis. It is effective but expensive and studies included several weeks of treatment. There are no long term studies with arthritis and acupuncture that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can doing acupuncture treatments help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal up faster?

Yes: Yes but with the caviate that acupuncture will not fix a lesion that requires surgical intervention. See an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine physician to determine if surgery is required. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more