sudden swelling of the knee
suddenly, her knee swelled up and she had difficulty walking.
she has had similar symptoms twice in the past. this is the 3rd swelling.
the swelling was from about 10 cm above the knee to below the knee. it was so swollen that she could not even bend her knee.
the 1st time she had swelling, she was treated with injections at the university hospital.
it took quite a long time to improve. it gradually improved. however, the same symptoms appeared again soon.
the 2nd time, she came to our clinic through a referral from one of our patients, and her symptoms improved quickly with acupuncture.
after that, her symptoms were stable for three years.
this time, she was hospitalized for about a month in the spring, and when she walked for about 20 minutes after being discharged, the same kind of swelling appeared again.
the pain was worse than before due to muscle weakness, and it was difficult to walk.
big swollenness was observed in the knee.
she could not bend her knee and could not fully extend her knee.
pain occurred when she put her weight on it.
palpation shows significant swelling from 10 cm above the knee.
intensive acupuncture treatment was performed on the quadriceps muscle and patella (knee cap).
1st treatment: 10→8. the swelling seemed to have gone down a little.
2nd treatment: 8→5. the swelling was reduced to half.
3rd treatment: 5→2. almost all the swelling improved.
because of bad walking, she started to feel pain in her lower back and hip joints, so she is now continuing treatment from her lower back to her knees...