Acupuncturist Questions knee pain

Will acupuncture help my knee pain?

I have chronic knee pain after an injury that I had at work. I'm trying to find alternative treatments to help relieve it, since it's been over a month since the injury happened. Will acupuncture help?

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Acupuncture, massage and herbs will help relieve your knee’s problems.
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Acupuncture can be used for knee pain and assistance with healing an injury.
Yes, acupuncture is always great for any type of pain management. Right knee pain and left knee pain also indicates different conditions in the body that when understood could help with preventing inflammation that could be leading to more pain and allow quicker healing to an injured area.
As long as there isn't a major tear, acupuncture should be very effective. We would most likely suggest light exercise/stretch and possibly an anti-inflammatory diet and supplement as well.
Yes, acupuncture is one of the important choice for knee pain. Taking pills is never a good idea, because it may only relieve the symptom but not treat the problem.
Knee problems are among the easiest to be treated the acupuncture way.

Acupuncture can definitely help you to relieve pain after the injury. Acupuncture treatment is a safe and effective holistic treatment that can help reduce pain and bring back the body's restorative function.

Comprehensive treatment plan is vital for an injury case to lower the risk of long term pain and prevent complication of other muscle and physical condition in the future. A recent systematic review on knee pain after injury and surgery concluded that "Numerous recent SRs and clinical trials have supported the effects of acupuncture for various types of knee pain." Additionally, acupuncture treatment not only provides physical relieve but reduces various factors that influenced treatment result.

Yes, it would, but check with an MD and have an MRI for any tear.
Yes, acupuncture helps with knee pain, and one month of pain is not chronic yet, chronic is more than 6 months, it's better to start as soon as possible
It certainly can help! But first, you should get an x-ray of your knee. If there has been structural damage causing chronic pain, there may be something more serious wrong. Surgery may be warranted and the condition could get worse if not treated quickly. Besides, the way you are walking on it (or not using it) could be hurting rather than helping. If bone, nerve or tendon injury have been ruled out, then acupuncture could be very helpful. But it depends upon how much damage has been done. It won't be a quick fix, more so especially because you waited a month to treat it. As with any type of medicine, acupuncture will assist in healing from the source of the problem and may take many treatments. We are so used to the take a pill and it will feel better mentality that we fail to see that we are just masking the pain and not really treating the true nature of the injury. It is also important to find out if you should be resting it or stretching, doing PT, depending on your diagnosis. Good luck!!!!
Yes, it will. Acupuncture is one of the best treatments for knee pain.
Yes. Acupuncture could help your knee

Yes, acupuncture definitely will help, unless there is a "major" or complete tearing of ligaments, which requires surgery.


Scott Sang In Lee
Acupuncture is a very powerful tool against physical pain. We see a lot of patients with knee pain complaint. We do have a great success dealing with knee pain.
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Acupuncture is an excellent option to address chronic knee pain. First, we would need to identify which of the six channel meridians that flow through the knee are most effected by the pain in order to guide treatment. Then we would select a combination of local and distal points to restore the dynamic flow through those specific meridians we identified in the previous
step. We might also, at that point stimulate the needles by mild heat or electric current or by gentle manipulation. This would produce the tangible effects that would restore proper flow of Qi and Blood and stop the pain.

The Qi is a difficult to explain concept, that has more to do with breath and vitality than it does with energy as physicists understand that term. In any event, we can manipulate the flow of Qi in a tangible way with the needle that has clinically relevant effects of stopping pain. It restores and enhances blood flow as well as promoting the body's own ability to heal itself. Hopefully this answers your question.

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Snohomish Brown DACM, LAc, CMT
Yes, acupuncture can help for the chronic knee pain if there is no torn tendon or ligament.
Yes! Acupuncture has been proven to treat chronic pain in the knees.
Yes it can help with chronic pain. It is better to come in twice a week to help with the pain. The more information about the knee pain, how was it caused, what areas have been damaged, does heat or cold make it worse, and so forth a better treatment plan.
Yes acupuncture can help knee pain, especially if the pain is persisting after the injury has been surgically corrected or healed.
Acupuncture treats all joint pain (acute or chronic) produce excellent results. However, the longer the problem you have, the more treatments you need.
Acupuncture definitely can help you.
Yes, acupuncture will help you. Actually, it will help you to get rid of the knee pain.
Acupuncture can definitely help. You can use it as a stand alone treatment or alongside other treatments like physical therapy.
I have tremendous success treated knee pain on Roller Derby Team players. The longer you wait the harder things become to treat. So find a licensed acupuncturist in your area and get started right away.
I've seen numerous patients get positive treatment results from older injuries using acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The sooner after the injury occurs you receive treatment, the better, but even after a month, acupuncture can help bring new blood flow to the area and help break up scar tissue to help relieve pain.
Most likely acupuncture will help your knee pain. And the sooner you go in after an injury, the less long it will take to get relief. So go sooner rather then later.
Depending on the nature of the injury, acupuncture can be a great choice to treat chronic knee pain. Acupuncture encourage the flow of qi and blood, which are often considered "stagnant" in pain syndromes. Often applying a heated herb or infrared lamp during the acupuncture treatment can increase pain relief.
Yes, acupuncture will probably help. You're still fairly close in time to the injury, and the sooner you start treatment the better your long term results will be.