Are you wondering how to relieve your knee injury and reduce knee pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine? If so, then you can come to our site for information on Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment of knee injury, knee pain, and other joint injuries and joint dysfunction.
For more than 2500 years, generations of patients and physicians have depended on acupuncture and moxabustion for treating joint disorders of all sorts, including knee injury, osteoarthritis of the knee and overuse injuries. The tradition of Chinese herbal medicine also addresses a variety of disorders that include knee pain.
Accidents and sports related injuries to the knee can also be helped by acupuncture. The best results are seen when the patient has treatment as soon after the injury. Very positive results are seen if the knee injury is seen within 48 hours.
The results of acupuncture and herbal treatment for knee injury is often very satisfying to the patient in terms of pain relief, decrease of swelling, improved range of motion and rapid return to normal function.
Any type of knee injury, from bruises to sprains, strains and bruising, and even fractures, can be partially or completely treated with acupuncture and plant derived medicines. We have seen very good results with professional athletes, martial artists, performers, animal trainers and horsewomen. Not only knee injury, but overuse injuries and weekend sports injuries can be effectively treated with traditional Oriental medicine and acupuncture.
Pain in the knee may actually result from problems in the back or hip or foot, so evaluation may be necessary to determine if your problem originates from somewhere else, and you are suffering from referred pain. Knee pain which occurs only at certain times of day, or is worse at night, may also indicate an imbalance which requires more extensive treatment than addressing the knee pain alone.
Many problems of pain around joints and the spine are actually not primary problems of arthritis, but are actually problems in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. These painful disorders may respond to tendinomuscular acupuncture or tuina,which is a form of treatment that does not require needles.
Another advantage of acupuncture, moxibustion and tuina is the very low risk of complications. Though once considered relatively safe, even non steroidal drugs and aspirin are now known to have long term risk. More powerful drugs, such as methotrexate, hydroxychloroquin, infliximab (Remicade), etanercept (Enbrel), certolizumab (Cimzia), adalimumab (Humira) and others involve long term risks that are considerably greater still. These drugs also cost thousands of dollars per month, much more than the cost of even twice weekly acupuncture.
Treating knee pain with acupuncture should be seen as a long term process, especially if the condition has been present for many years. Chronic arthritis can develop if the early symptoms are not treated. The treatment has to be individualized to your particular imbalance, and response to this can take time. If there is a structural problem, acupuncture will not easily reverse the deformity. Patients facing immediate surgery because the joints have completely broken down should look to acupuncture to help them prepare for surgery and relieve post surgical pain to assist rehabilitation after surgery. Please visit our site to obtain information on treatments for pain in joints, muscles and tendons, as well as arthritis, with traditional Oriental medicine.
Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland since 1980. To find out more about the treatment of knee pain, arthritis, and joint pain, as well as other endocrine and neurologic disorders, call us at 440-461-7488 or visit our website for more information.