About one in four Americans experience frequent knee pain. At Acupuncture Health Services, experienced doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, understands how debilitating knee pain is, and he knows you’d rather avoid highly invasive procedures like knee replacement. Dr. Beys offers minimally invasive acupuncture treatments in the Shrewsbury, New Jersey, office to give you an all-natural way to block pain signals and increase general well-being. Call the office or click the online scheduler to book your appointment now.
Knee pain occurs for many reasons, including:
Arthritis causes severe damage to your joints, the point where bones join. Osteoarthritis is the most common knee arthritis. It causes erosion of the cartilage that covers the bones, which can lead to bone grinding. Osteoarthritis grows more common with age due to natural cartilage loss over time.
Other types of arthritis damage your joints in different ways. For example, rheumatoid arthritis affects the joint lining and causes joint deformity. Gout occurs when uric acid crystals collect in your knee joint.
Most knee injuries affect the soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, and cartilage) inside your knees, but knee fractures can occur. Common ligament injuries in the knee include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears.
A meniscus tear is the most common type of cartilage injury in the knee. Knee tendonitis is a knee injury that occurs with overuse of the tendon that connects the kneecap and shin bone.
Many knee injuries happen during sports or other physical activity, but some people experience knee injuries when they trip, fall, or have a direct blow to the knee.
Knee pain can be acute (lasting less than six months) or chronic (lasting longer than six months).
If your knee pain prevents standing and walking, it’s time to seek treatment. Even if you only experience uncomfortable knee twinges occasionally, the problem will likely intensify if you don’t address the issue now.
Knee pain isn’t something you must struggle through; it’s usually a very manageable problem with proven treatment solutions available.
At Acupuncture Health Services, Dr. Beys uses acupuncture, an ancient medical technique dating back to the stone age. In acupuncture treatment, Dr. Beys painlessly inserts ultrathin needles at key points in the knee.
Your body reacts to the needle by launching a powerful injury response. The injury response includes increased local circulation, infusing your knee with oxygen and nutrient-rich blood. In this way, acupuncture stimulates natural healing, providing excellent pain relief.
In addition, acupuncture causes endorphin release (the body’s “feel good” hormones), and some studies show that it even blocks pain signals to the brain.
For natural knee pain relief, call Acupuncture Health Services or click the online scheduler now.