Injury to the knee, including fractures and tears, can cause tremendous pain and inflammation, making movement without pain impossible. Acupuncture for knee injury focuses mainly on immediate pain relief but also helps to decrease swelling and to help the tissues heal.
When you suffer a knee injury, part of your healing may be physical therapy to restore movement and reduce pain. Research has shown that acupuncture actually increases the effects of rehabilitative exercises. Our patients and their doctors enjoy seeing quicker recovery when we work as a team.
This research is in addition to the above studies that show the positive effects of acupuncture on circulation, which is crucial to healing an injury.