The providers at Integrative Acupuncture in Montpelier and Williston have a great deal of experience treating knee pain. Being the largest joint in the body, the knee takes a lot of wear and tear. The most common causes of knee pain are due to injury from sports and every day overuse. Acupuncture can reduce knee pain and swelling while improving function.
How Does Western Medicine Treat Knee Pain?
Western medicine treats knee pain with varying tools depending on the severity of injury. A simple injury may only require RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation). More complicated injuries may require surgery. Often western medicine recommends pain relieving medications along with physical therapy and acupuncture. A landmark study was conducted by the National Institutes of Health proving acupuncture’s effectiveness for knee pain and has gained the attention of many physicians and surgeons who now frequently refer to acupuncture for knee pain.
How Does Acupuncture Treat Knee Pain?
We frequently work with patients with mild knee pain to post operative patients looking to recover faster and use less addictive pain medications. We are experts at integrating acupuncture with your current treatment plan, be it physical therapy, massage or working with a surgeon.
Acupuncture works to increase circulation of blood to the area of pain while reducing inflammation. Endorphins are naturally released from your brain during acupuncture, which reduces pain immediately. We may incorporate other Chinese medical modalities to treat your knee pain effectively, like moxibustion, heat, or massage.
We have successfully treated patients with:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Post Operative Knee Pain
- Meniscus Tears (pain reduction)
- Runner’s Knee
- Ligament Injuries
We want you to feel better as fast as possible! Contact us in Vermont to access effective acupuncture for your knee pain and heal.