Knee pain can be debilitating as it affects your ability to walk and go about your day. It can also affect your ability to exercise, which get result in weight gain. Acupuncture has a long history of successfully treating knee pain.
Why Does Your Knee Hurt?
Chronic knee pain is caused by:
- Meniscus tear
- ACL injury
How Acupuncture Treats Knee Pain?
Acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments for joint pain because it is able to get deep enough to reach the problem. Sometimes acupuncture will be done around the painful knee. This style of acupuncture triggers the body’s local healing process to fix the problem.
Other times acupuncture is done away from the sore knee. This style of acupuncture kick starts the body’s natural healing process and is best when there is a lot of pain. Patients almost always feel better immediately after this style of acupuncture melbourne, but more treatments may be required to make it stick.
How Effective is Acupuncture for Knee Pain?
This depends on the nature of the knee problem. If the problem is not structural (i.e. no severe structural damage) then it is highly effective.
If there is structural damage such as no cartilage left or a meniscus tear then treatment is more difficult. However, I have had patients with bone-on-bone (no cartilage) in the knee who were booked in for a knee operation who ended up cancelling the operation because they were pain-free after treatment.
An operation may be recommended to you by your medical practitioner, but I recommend that you exhaust all other treatment avenues before you go under the knife. Operations can be painful, expensive, have long recovery times and are not guaranteed to work. Operations should always be a last resort.
The best thing to do is get three treatments. After these three treatments you will know if the acupuncture melbourne is going to work for you.