For an acute and a chronic knee pain caused by sprain or strain, there is a significant improvement after 4 acupuncture visits. Additional treatments help to further reduce inflammation and pain while promoting healing.
Acupuncture is highly effective for both sprain, strain, contusion of the knee. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous bands that bind bones together at a joint. Typically, the surrounding blood vessels are also injured, resulting in bruising. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching. Contusion is a bruising without breaking the skin.