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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What could be severe chronic knee tendons and ligaments pain every week? It is disabling pain and it gets worse with extending and standing and walkig
Inflammation: Generalized inflammation or that associated with inflammatory arthritis (autoimmune) can cause pain and stiffness in the ligaments and tendons around the knee. If there's fluid in the joint, tapping this can be important as are xrays and blood tests. Mri can also be done to look at soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons to see if a culprit can be identified. Pt or injection may also help. ...Read more
Hamstring tendons: These are about 4 muscles which make up the hamstrings, which attach to the pelvic bone near the hip and to the upper end of the tibia ( main leg bone). The tendons are named after the name of the muscles, ie, adductor longus & magnus; semitendinosis and semimembranosis. ...Read more
Yes: You could dislocate the patellar tendon of the knee when you dislocate your knee cap? ...Read more
Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more
Is it possible that be anything including a tear in the lateral ligament or tendon. Would acupuncture be worth looking into?
I heard a pop in my knee, could I have torn something? Ligament or tendon, but is it possible to tear something, such as your acl, without feeling severe pain and not have any swelling?
Unlikely: If you do not experience pain, locking or instability after the "pop" then it is not an issue. ...Read more
Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?
Rest, ice pm,heat am: Not sure it is an alternative treatment but in an oi patient it just take a little longer but rest if painful, ice 15 minutes on 15 minutes off in the evening and heat in the am to decrease the amount of inflammation while the tissue heals itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in left leg, above my knee about 4 inches. It feels like maybe a tendon or ligament because if I lean a cretin direction it feels like it's popping like a guitar string and causes severe pain. After I work out it burns and hurts for the rest o
Leg pain: It is time for your doctor to refer you to an orthopedic surgeon and/or a neurologist. ...Read more
How can I tell if it's joint pain or pain in muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments and/or tendons, etc, nearby (neck, l shoulder, r knee, etc)?
You can't: you need professional evaluation to determineGet a more detailed answer ›
I fell 6weeks ago heard a pop in my ankle. I am still experiencing burning pain down the side of my leg and knee pain. I have been wearing a "air walking boot", could I have torn a ligament or tendon? I am still experiencing a lot of pain and still cann
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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