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Doctor insights on: Acupuncture Treatment Knee

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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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Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Not Really: Adjusting the back does not help tennis elbow , at least in young people.If they are giving pt to the elbow, maybe. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can help: Acupuncture instead of just being the only means if you combine a comprehensive life style modification will help, so follow the medical recommendation, rest, therapy, nutritional adjustment including increasing your vit d level - high dose regime and adding acupuncture for pain relief will provide the better option. ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

MAYBE: This is something that i personally have never performed but it is considered an option for those with significant symptomatic scapulo-thoracic impingement also known as "snapping scapula " syndrome approach such treatment with caution but once again I have known of cases that seemed to be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Best Ayurveda treatment for osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis knee treatment?

Best Ayurveda treatment for osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis knee treatment?

Not good.: If a child has an inflammatory knee condition, caused by jia, there are very effective treatments available with very high success rates, some used alone, and some in combinations. I would consider it child abuse not to see a rheumatologist or the hard to find, pediatric rheumatologist. Forget the herbs and spices! this not the 3rd world. ...Read more

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Not sure?: This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow. I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Is laser treatment or acupuncture effective in healing a torn rotator cuff?

Is laser treatment or acupuncture effective in healing a torn rotator cuff?

No: The difficulty is that many patients have asymptomatic rotator cuff tears, meaning no pain so many treatments such as the ones you mentioned and many others are recommended because they may help with pain. Think of the rotator cuff like a taut rubber band that when torn would pull away and shorten...Without surgery to pull it back out to length it can't heal. Learn more here:http://www.Theshould. ...Read more

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Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis? .

Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?

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Arthritis: Arthritis by definition is the loss or wearing away of the articular cartilage within the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, the cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components, thereby getting rid of the arthritis permanently. For severe, end-stage arthritis, knee replacement is the best option. ...Read more

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Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Could be.: You can try yoga, and use shoulder symptoms as a guideline. If the yoga activities seem to irritate the shoulder, you may need to stop. ...Read more

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What physiotherapy modalities are recommended for Achilles tendinopathy ?

What physiotherapy modalities are recommended for Achilles tendinopathy ?

May b Achilles bursa: There is a bursa lurking between the tendon & the calcaneus which can b inflamed & may b helped by a steroid injection, but one must b sure it is not the calcaneal attachment @ the distal end of the tendon.Then a steroid injection would b contraindicated. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

It can be of benefit: Physical therapy can be helpful in strengthening, decreasing pain, improving proprioception / balance, and improving range of motion. ...Read more

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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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When is laser knee therapy appropriate?

When is laser knee therapy appropriate?

"Laser?": Not sure quite what you are referring to. Lasers were used to perform arthroscopic surgeries back in the 1980's and this lead to cartilage death and early arthritis. I would make sure you do some more research before undergoing any treatment that is unconventional or unproven. ...Read more

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