Painful and stiff Joint

Painful and stiff Joint

Each year, there are millions of us experiencing and suffering from joints pain. It can be the worst pain of all, especially when our mobility is affected.

Arthritis is the most commonly diagnosed cause of painful joints, and there are plenty of research shown acupuncture is an effective treatment methods in helping arthritis patients.

treating joint pain by acupuncturePainful and stiff joints can also have many other causes, including:

  • Common cold
  • Degenerative disease
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Gout (no always found in the big toe)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Injury, such as strains, sprains, fracture
  • Tendinitis
  • Unusual exertion or overuse

Diagnose the problem is not difficult with the modern technologies such as X-rays, MRI, bone scans, blood and urine tests; relieving the pain is a main goal to all of us eventually.

With correct diagnose, treatment with acupuncture can be relative easier but no without further investigations. For example, arthritis can be caused by accumulated dampness with external invasion of coldness and heat causing obstruction of meridian pathways affecting energy flow (Qi-Chi and blood). Besides using acupuncture for pain, in this case, draining dampness and tonify spleen (Chinese medicine believes spleen is in charge of transportation in our body) are also required.

There are times painful and stiff joint can be caused by life style and habits and not always associated with local inflammation. For example, people woke up with pain in the neck, shoulders, knees or ankles can be caused by cold-air or wind invasions from air conditioning or open windows. Besides regular acupuncture, cupping will also be considered.

Treatment for joint pain by acupuncture is vastly depending on the diagnose according to traditional Chinese medicine, contact us today to discuss how we can help you to improve your mobility and quality of life.