Left Knee Pain Treated with Acupuncture


Chief-complaint: Left Knee Pain for 2 weeks

Western-diagnosis: Left Knee fat pad irritation

Medical-history: 2 weeks ago gradually onset with progressive physical training. Resting, Ice, compression management received but no progression gained. Patient further seek bone-setter treatment but the situation got worse.

Symptoms: Left Knee inferior portion showed significant swelling, with local inflammatory signs significant. Patients walk with pain, and the discomfort increased with going up and down stair.

Pulse: Pulse: fast and superficial.
Palpation: local tenderness with increasing edema around the inferior part of left patella and tibial tuberosity.

Tongue: Red Tongue with thin coating.

CM-diagnosis: Wind heat

Treatment-principle: expel the wind heat

Point-prescription: LI4, LU5, SP9, ST36, LR3(all on painful side)

Herb-prescription: Nil

Lifestyle-prescription: Avoid fried food and keep relax lifestyle. Going up and down stair should be avoided.

Results: pain totally subsided in 1 week. Patient gain his confidence in continuous physical training.

  • William Lo
  • Master of Chinese Medicine
  • Atlas Chinese Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre
  • Flat 03 20/F, Righteous Centre, Nathan Road 585, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • Kolwoon
  • Hong Kong
  • (852) 2386 6388
  • Pain management, Acupuncture, herbal remedies for internal organ problems
  • http://www.acupuncturephysio.com
  • Last modified: November 13, 2011   Posted in: Musculo-Skeletal