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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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Will acupuncture help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal faster?

Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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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 more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can doing acupuncture treatments help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal up faster?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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

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Dr. Peter Buecker
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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

Dr. Peter Buecker
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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

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

Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Durga Komaragiri
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What are common knee tendons/ligament problems?

Dr. Durga Komaragiri
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What are common knee tendons/ligament problems?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis/ bursitis/ lax joints/ dislocations/ tears.

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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How can I know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

Dr. Su Fairchild
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How can I  know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

MRI: See a good orthopedic doctor and you may need an mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Can a person dislocate his / her ligament or tendon of the knee?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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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Dr. Sung ho Bae
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Does the soleus connect to any tendons or ligaments at the knee?

Dr. Sung ho Bae
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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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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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What ligament (or tendon) attaches your hamstring to your knee?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
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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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