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Knee pain? Have you tried acupuncture?

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Many of my patients come in with knee pain that restricts movement and impairs their range of motion. Nothing pleases me more is seeing them walk out of clinic with improved range of motion, easier movement and far less pain.




Research has shown acupuncture might be able to help with reducing pain caused by a torn Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee (Deng, Zheng, Zhuo & Lao 2023). This is a common injury which is usually caused by incorrect posture with force.


Acupuncture may also help with pain reduction in the recovery from other caused of knee injury and even assist in the recovery from knee reconstruction surgery (Pan, Guo, Hong, Xie, Cao & Liu, (2014).


If you need help with recovering from a knee injury or generalized knee pain, please don't hesitate to see one of our skilled practitioners.


References:


Deng C, Zheng H, Zhuo X, Lao J. Electroacupuncture following deep needle insertion at BL39 and BL40 improves acute anterior cruciate ligament injury: a case report. Acupunct Med. 2023 Feb;41(1):58-60. doi: 10.1177/09645284221125251. Epub 2022 Oct 28. PMID: 36305618.


Pan, Jian-ke & Guo, Da & Hong, Kun-hao & Xie, Hui & Cao, Xue-wei & Jun, Liu. (2014). The influence of acupuncture therapy on early rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A randomized controlled trial. 95-96. 10.1109/BIBM.2014.6999334.

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