Knee Pain

Knee Pain can be caused by various specific diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, Tendinitis and sports injuries.  As the largest joint in the body it is prone to injury, wear and tear and overuse.  Given how varied the cause of the problem maybe, ensuring a solid medical workup and diagnosis is the place to start.

Injuries include:knee

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tear to ligament
  • Fracture
  • Dislocation

Overuse includes:

  • Bursitis: inflammation of the small fluid sacs
  • Tendinitis: inflammation of the tendons
  • Kneecap pain:  patellofemoral pain syndrome

Other problems include:

  • Osteoarthritis: degenerative joint disease (typically worse in the am)
  • Baker’s Cyst: swelling in the back of the knee

Acupuncture Can Help:  A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for knee pain found (For  Full Research Publication Click Here: Rheumatology-2007-White-384-90)

“RESULTS: Thirteen RCTs were included, of which eight used adequate acupuncture and provided WOMAC outcomes, so were combined in meta-analyses. Six of these had validity scores of more than 50%. Combining five studies in 1334 patients, acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture for both pain (weighted mean difference in WOMAC pain subscale score = 2.0, 95% CI 0.57-3.40) and for WOMAC function subscale (4.32, 0.60-8.05). The differences were still significant at long-term follow-up. Acupuncture was also significantly superior to no additional intervention. There were insufficient studies to compare acupuncture with other sham or active interventions.

CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture that meets criteria for adequate treatment is significantly superior to sham acupuncture and to no additional intervention in improving pain and function in patients with chronic knee pain.”

At Wildwood Acupuncture Center–we are a family owned medically based clinic who will work in collaboration with other treatments you are receiving to enhance your treatment results.

Call us today to schedule a consultation: 301-530-5308