Our knees take a lot of abuse. Impact from running, jogging, sports and jumping can all cause knee pain. Our knees are our shock absorbers. Sports in our youth can strain or injure tendons or the delicate meniscus, arthritis as we age causes them to ache and swell. Even with an injury, you don’t need to be in pain. Acupuncture is a natural pain free way to relieve your knee pain.
If you suffer from knee pain, you know how frustrating daily life can be. Just getting out of bed can be a painful experience and you tend to avoid activities that cause you pain. Even a simple walk is no longer so simple. You may think you’re doomed to always have knees that ache or swell, but that is not the case.
Acupuncture is effective for relieving pain for the following reasons:
Acupuncture increases blood flow to the injured area. Blood brings healing properties such as platelets and red blood cells which lead to faster recovery. When that increase in blood flow leaves it pulls out toxins and fluid buildup which in turn decreases inflammation. When there is less inflammation and swelling there is less pressure and pain.
Acupuncture releases endorphins and serotonin as natural pain medication. If your read the last post Acupuncture; Getting to thePointthen you already know that your natural pain killers can be stronger than morphine. You get natural pain relief without the harsh unwanted side effects of medication.
Acupuncture reduces trigger points in the muscles around the knee. When muscles get tight, they get sore, achy and result in decreased movement in an area. Acupuncture releases these trigger points without the need to inject medication. This makes for a natural approach to relieve tight muscles and trigger points.
Studies have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture to relieve pain for various causes of knee pain such as arthritis, “runner’s knee”, strains and sprains. Acupuncture also relieves pain while waiting for surgical intervention and can occasionally make surgery unnecessary. If you’re suffering from knee pain, stiffness or swelling you need acupuncture for relief.
Call Mana Physical Therapy at 732-390-8100 to schedule your acupuncture consultation with Courtney today.