Are you seeking alternative treatment for aches and pains rather than starting a regiment of anti-inflammatories, steroids, or opioids to gain relief from pain when long-term uses can lead to gastrointestinal damage and liver and kidney toxicity?
Knee Pain – How to Find Relief
For those looking for long-term relief from knee pain, Acupuncture is great. In one study, Acupuncture with herbal medicine outperformed Acupuncture with ibuprofen for pain relief. In another independent study, Acupuncture outperformed diclofenac for pain relief, inflammation, and motor impairment due to osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Bennett sees patients for common types of knee pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, runner’s knee, and water on the knee.
Acupuncture and Knee Pain
Acupuncture, when used for knee pain, can have excellent results! The acupuncture treatment works by getting the body to heal itself naturally better without medication or surgery by releasing your own biochemicals that act as natural pain relief. Also, Acupuncture can loosen and relax painful “trigger points” that commonly occur in fascia and muscles. In areas where Acupuncture is used, the body will increase blood flow to improve circulation, flushing out toxins and built-up fluids that can contribute to pain and swelling.
Common Types of Knee Pain
The knees are one of the more common joints to feel pain or be injured! They hold much of our body weight and absorb a lot of the shock when we walk, stand, and run. Common knee conditions helped with Acupuncture are:
Osteoarthritis (joint inflamed and degenerative) happens either after trauma, age, or overuse. It is also found in people whose joints are put under more stress from being overweight or in their senior years.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease when the body attacks its own tissues, the joints. RA can affect joints in the knee, toes, fingers, and wrists and causes stiffness, inflammation, and pain.
A person can develop a painful runner’s knee due to irritating the joint through a repetitive motion, such as running, walking, or cycling. We commonly see runners’ knees with inflexible or weak leg muscles.
Water on the Knee
Also known as knee effusion, water on the knee is seen after injury or prolonged arthritis. It can also be brought on by gout, tumors, or cysts developing.
Besides Acupuncture, Dr. Bennett uses ATP Resonance Biotherapy™, a non-invasive and painless technique for treating joints and many conditions using low-level electrical currents. ATP Resonance Biotherapy has 1,000 various frequencies that can be used to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and repair tissue for many conditions.