Acupuncture for Knee Pain

Knee pain and problems with the knees occur in people of all ages. The knee is a particularly important joint of the leg, allowing hinging movement while providing stability to support the weight of the body. Flexibility, strength, and stamina are needed for standing, walking, running, jumping, turning and crouching - all of which involve the knee. Several components of the human anatomy, including bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons work together to keep the knees doing a good job. Each of these components is subject to disease, injury, and overuse and when knee problems strike, it can have a big impact on your life.

Knee Pain Acupuncture for knee pain

How Knee Pain Affects Your Life

Knee pain can interfere with many parts of your life from how you move about to how well you sleep. Issues with the knees can keep you from participating in your favorite activities and impede your ability to walk comfortably, exercise regularly, get dressed and undressed, even get into and out of chairs.

Many athletes and workers experience regular knee pain, but nearly everyone has experienced some stiffness or pain in the knees either from overuse, poor landings, or twisting. As people get older, the amount of cartilage in the knee deteriorates and ligaments lose elasticity, which makes the knees more prone to pain and injuries.

How Acupuncture treats Knee Pain

Depending on the root cause for the knee problems, you may need a few treatments before you see significant changes in the level of knee pain. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and non-drug way of treating knee pain and can even help people who have had knee surgery recover more quickly.