Knee, the largest joint in the body connects thigh with the lower leg and is made up of two joints: one between the femur and the tibia and the other between the femur and the kneecap (patella). It plays a vital role in carrying out the body movement in horizontal and vertical directions. As our knees are subjected to heavy stress and strain and owing to their size and complexity, they are one of the most frequently injured joints. Knee replacement surgery is not a perfect surgery and needs to be improved for the next 10 years.
Causes of Knee pain
Many people experience temporary or chronic knee pain at one time or the other. Various factors like injury, overuse, and wear and tear can cause pain in the knee joints that require immediate treatment. Some of the conditions or diseases associated with knee pain are osteoarthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, torn ligaments, bone tumours, and dislocation.
How Knee Pain Acupuncture can be highly effective?
Traditional Chinese Medicine like Acupuncture, Acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicines and diet therapy have been found to be highly effective in the treatment of knee pain. Whether the knee pain is due to arthritis or wear and tear, acupuncture can speed up the tissue repair process, reduce the swelling of the joints and provide increased mobility.
Some of the important ways in which acupuncture helps are underlined here:
1. Increases blood circulation to the injured area
This removes the toxins and fluids thereby reducing the swelling and promoting faster repair of damaged cells. The hair thin needles inserted at specific acupoints promotes healing by removing energy blockages and increasing the supply of nutrient-rich blood to the knee joints.
2. Relaxes the tension at sore spots developed in the muscle fibres
Knee Pain Acupuncture loosens the knot, reduces friction among swollen tissues and stimulates the trigger points that decreases pain due to inflammation, thus reduces stiffness and increases strength and flexibility of knee muscles.
3. Works in harmony with the body’s natural healing mechanism
Acupuncture focuses on restoring the harmony among different joints, muscles, and tendons. Acupuncture knee pain protocol stimulates the secretion of endorphins and serotonins that are natural painkillers and anti-depression chemicals. After the treatment, patients can walk with less pain with better mood. The synovial fluids production can be normalized for a healthier knee function.
Say Goodbye to Your Knee Pain by Acupuncture and Herbal Medicines
Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic helps patients with knee and back pain get relief by providing individualized acupuncture services coupled with dietary therapy, Vitamin point injections, and Chinese herbal medicines.
Boca acupuncturist diagnoses the problem based on the symptoms, examination and candid talk with the patients, we design a specific treatment plan and provide the strategies to reduce the wear and tear. Patients can gradually reduce or stop non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for their knee and back pain, thus they can avoid acid reflux and GI ulcer in the future. Many patients find relief from chronic knee pain after six or more acupuncture sessions and afterwards, we recommend them to go for follow-up treatment that will eliminate the pain, increase mobility and help in building stronger tendons and muscles around their knee joints.
The hair-like fine needles stimulates cortisol production, a hormone that reduces and controls inflammation, but you do not have to suffer the side effect of cortisone injection, such as osteoporosis, bone fracture or weakened muscles and tendons around the knee joint.