acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat knee pain

Knee Pain

Are you wondering how to relieve knee pain with traditional Oriental medicine? There is more information at our site on various methods that we use to address knee problems and knee pain with traditional medicines.

Increasing numbers of patients and physicians in the West have discovered the benefits of acupuncture and heating the acupuncture points can be. For more than 2500 years, generations of patients and physicians have depended on traditional medicine for helping knee pain as well as pain in other joints.

In addition to the use of needles and heat to treat the channels and vessels of the acupuncture network, herbal medicines can be useful in addition. Tuina, or specific types of hands-on treatment is often essential to addressing disorders of the muscles and tendons. Commonly, when there is pain in a joint, the focus of attention by doctors is on the joint itself. However, ignoring the muscular balance between groups of muscles that move the joint is a significant error. In fact, in many cases, correctly treating the muscles will often correct the joint pain and is the primary reason that the joint hurts in the first place.

The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion and return to function. For injuries, usually the sooner treatment is started, the better. However, chronic and longstanding pain can also be addressed with sufficient effort.

Our treatment for relieving the disorders associated with knee injuries are often very satisfying to the patient in terms of pain relief, decrease of swelling, and return to function.

All sorts of knee injuries, from bruises to sprains, from strains to concussions and fractures, can be partially or completely treated with acupuncture and plant derived medicines. We have successfully treated knee injuries and other wounds of professional athletes, martial artists, performers, animal trainers and horsewomen. Even overuse injuries and weekend sports injuries respond well to our traditional Oriental medicine.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 34 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.

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