The knee is the largest joint in the body (see previous post on how acupuncture can help joint pain).
The knee needs great strength to be able to support the body during walking and needs considerable flexibility to allow for optimum orientation of the foot relative to the ground.
Knee pain is a huge topic! From trauma, sports injury, ‘twisting’ your knee to arthritis, tight muscles or even hip and back pain referring as simple knee pain.
Rest, Ice, compression and elevation are the key principles straight after an injury and seek medical assistance for severe injuries.
Many people experience daily knee pain; from morning stiffness to debilitating pain that lasts all day.
Knowing what support and pain relieving options are available is crucial; talk to your GP, Physiotherapist, me (your Acupuncturist), Chiropractor or a Pharmacist.
Knee pain doesn’t have to be severe before you get help, the sooner you get help the quicker the recovery.
Acupuncture can help cut recovery time in half by promoting your body to self heal. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect; and studies show that the insertion of needles stimulate the nerves which result in the brain releasing endogenous opioid endorphins (the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals).
Here are a few links that you may find useful: