Knee or Ankle pain
Ankle injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise or even from a misstep. While it is possible to injure any part of the body when playing sports, the most injuries refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Some of the most common injuries to knees and ankles include:
- Sprains: tears to the ligaments that join the ends of bones together.
- Strains: pulls or tears of muscles or tendons (the tissues that attach the muscles to the bones)
- Dislocation of joints or fracture in bones is beyond the scope of the acupuncture field. You have to see orthopedics.
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly while participating in sports or exercise. They may result in sudden and severe pain, the inability to bear weight on a limb, or inability to move the affected part of the body. The first thing to do is to remove inflammation and pain. Most people put an ice pack around the injured part, but there are better ways to remove inflammation. I will instruct you on the best method depending on different conditions. This material would be found in your refrigerator, so it will be inexpensive. We may tell the next day whether there is a dislocation of joints or fracture of bones. Acute injuries are improved with only one to three acupuncture treatments in most cases.
Chronic injuries usually result from overuse of one area of the body over a period of time. Symptoms of chronic injuries include soreness, dull aching pain, and pain during participation in physical activity. This happens mostly due to blood stasis. When we press this area to find the exact location, the patient sometimes screams because the pain is so severe. Chronic injuries take longer to treat than acute injuries. Blood stasis means a kind of blood clots accumulate in a certain area. We try to invigorate the blood by acupuncture and herb.
Most patients have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Knee problems and injuries most often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects.
Knee pain refers to pain that occurs in and around your knee joint. Knee pain can be caused by problems with the knee joint itself, or it can be caused by conditions affecting the soft tissues — ligaments, tendons, or bursa — that surround the knee.
There is usually enough nutrition in the body; such as glucosamine. Many take glucosamine and experience no improvement on many cases. The problem is poor distribution, not the lack of glucosamine.
Why do people have knee pain but no elbow pain?
When I ask questions for diagnoses, most patients answer that they don’t have any elbow pain. The elbow and knee work similarly and have a similar function. Why would someone have only pain on their knee, but not on their elbow?
- The answer is that the knees have a heavy burden of body weight, but there is far less burden on elbows. One of the main reasons is overweight. One easy way to lose weight is to take care of constipation. Sometimes people lose more than 10-20 pounds, meaning 5-10 pounds on each leg, when they take care of their constipation. This relieves substantial pain. The patient’s face looks much better because of no more constipation. You can check the weight loss column. Read our article on weight loss.
- As we know already, pain means no oxygen and nutrition on the knee joints. This is because of poor blood circulation. We try to remove the cause of poor blood circulation.
Waiting for the meniscus to tear is not good idea, because that will cause more pain and it will end up being very expensive.
I believe it is your luck to find me, Chan Hur, Licensed Acupuncturist, to get clear understanding about knee and ankle pain.
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