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Knee Pain

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  • Posted By: Sarah J
  • July 19, 2008
  • 06:06 PM

I've had knee pain/discomfort on & off for a few years, but over the last year it's got worse, i.e pretty much constantly. It feels like both knees are throbbing, but also like there's a lot of pressure pushing down on my kneecaps. Both feel quite stiff when I move, especially bending the joint and when I lay down there's no real relief either :confused: At this point I may add that I did gymnastics for 12 years & various other sports, not sure if that's had an impact, but would just appreciate people's advice on how to relief it

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  • Western tests would be xray and MRI - I'd get one or both to see if you find anything. Eastern treatment - acupuncture. It works! Please try this to help with your pain. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for your reply, it's appreciated :)Regards what you advised, is it as simple as making an appointment with my GP & going from there?If I do, & none of the treatments you mentioned are suggested, should I suggest them? :confused:
    Sarah J 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for your reply, it's appreciated :)Regards what you advised, is it as simple as making an appointment with my GP & going from there?If I do, & none of the treatments you mentioned are suggested, should I suggest them? :confused: Where do you live? Is this a worker's comp issue? Talk with your GP about a referral to an orthopedic specialist, and/or getting xrays or an MRI done. This will rule out torn ligaments/acl/menascus/arthritis/etc... If he is worth anything he will be aware of the benefits of acupuncture. But if he balks at the idea, I'd find another doc IMO. The largest double blind/placebo controlled study done on acupuncture by the National Institutes of Health was done on knee pain. It can really help. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yorkshire, England :)& No it's not a workers comp issue I'll ring my GP tomorrow, make an appointment & see what happens from there then.I'm going to go and have a look on the internet to see what I can see about acupuncture and knee pain.x
    Sarah J 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • www.acufinder.com is a good source for acupuncturists all over the world. Here is an article about the NIH study done in '04:http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=27526 Most people notice pain relief fairly quickly, after one or two treatments. Increased range of motion as well. I hope you give it a try - best of luck! Best wishesDOM
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