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

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

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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

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

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What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all without surgical treatment. ...Read more

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How can I know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

How can I  know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

You need a doctor: I need more details to answer. You need to be evaluated clinically, we may need to do some tests. If not treated you could have problems like artritis. ...Read more

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What ligament (or tendon) attaches your hamstring to your knee?

What ligament (or tendon) attaches your hamstring to your knee?

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

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Can a person dislocate his / her ligament or tendon of the knee?

Can a person dislocate his / her ligament or tendon of the knee?

Yes: You could dislocate the patellar tendon of the knee when you dislocate your knee cap? ...Read more

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Does the soleus connect to any tendons or ligaments at the knee?

Does the soleus connect to any tendons or ligaments at the knee?

Yes: Text book anatomy says no but in reality the soleus has fibers that connect to the gastrocnemius and possibly the plantaris which crosses the knee joint. The soleus itself originates right below the knee. ...Read more

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Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more

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Is it possible that be anything including a tear in the lateral ligament or tendon. Would acupuncture be worth looking into?

Is it possible that be anything including a tear in the lateral ligament or tendon. Would acupuncture be worth looking into?

Helpful but: Please see a sports medicine physician or an orthopedic surgeon to determine if you require surgical intervention. Acupuncture can help to expedite healing as well as decreasing pain and inflammation - but it won't cure a surgical lesion. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?

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 more

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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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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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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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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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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more