What Should You Expect From Acupuncture For Knee Pain?
Knee pain is a very common problem, with a large number of common causes. Foot and hip problems, ankle injuries, degeneration in the knees, meniscus tears, ACL issues are all very common. When getting help for knee pain, you should expect the following from acupuncture and from the practitioner:
- A thorough examination of the knees and other structures commonly associated with causing knee pain.
- A thorough discussion about your history and current activities that are stressful on not only the knees, but structures and other joints commonly implicated in knee pain.
- Scanning, testing and evaluation of your feet and ankles. These structures have a direct impact on knee alignment, structure, wear and tear, and integrity.
- Tools and techniques should be given to you to reduce inflammation and stress in and around your knees.
- An anti-inflammatory diet and supplement protocol should be implemented and directed by your doctor.
- Structural issues that impact knees, like ankle, hip, pelvis and back problems should be addressed with structural alignment (adjustment) techniques.
- Acupuncture for knee pain should be directed at your knees from a “western medical acupuncture” approach, as well as a traditional Chinese medicine approach.
- Treatment should be painless and should be strategically planned around consistency and repetition of acupuncture treatments, as well as home (self) care.
- You should expect to begin feeling improvement within 2 weeks, depending on the severity of the underlying problem.
Dr. Lou Jacobs has been a licensed chiropractor who is also licensed to perform acupuncture in Portland, Maine for over 17 years. With both specialties under one roof, performed by the same doctor, convenience, efficiency and great results are expected.