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Differential Diagnosis of Knee Pain

The differential diagnosis of knee pain includes the following:
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Fracture

Treatment of Knee Pain

  • Acupuncture:
    • Lu-5 (swelling and pain of the knee, cranes knee wind - cross connection method) [PIHMA, Tan].
    • He Ding [PIHMA]
    • LI-11 (corresponding arm point of the lateral knee) [Backer2010, pg 132].
    • Ht-3 (corresponding arm point of the medial knee) [Backer2010, pg 132].
    • UB-40 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43].
    • UB-61 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43].
    • K-10 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43].
    • GB-31 (neuralgia, intermittent pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 49].
    • GB-33 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43].
    • GB-34 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43]; E-stim Sp-10 (+) → GB-34 (-) [PIHMA]
    • GB-38 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43].
    • Liv-6 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 43].
    • Liv-8 [Chaitow1984, pg 47].
    • St-34 (general pain, neuralgia, intermittent pain) [Chaitow1984, pp 47, 49]; E-stim St-34 (-) → Sp-9 (+) [PIHMA]
    • St-35 (arthritis; neuralgia, intermittent pain; needle knee flexed) [Chaitow1984, pp 43, 49].
    • Inner St-35 (Eye of the Knee; needle knee flexed) [Chaitow1984, pg 47].
    • St-36 [Chaitow1984, pg 47].
    • St-37 (arthritis; neuralgia, intermittent pain) [Chaitow1984, pp 43, 49].
    • St-38 (arthritis; neuralgia, intermittent pain) [Chaitow1984, pp 43, 49].
    • St-44 [Chaitow1984, pg 47].
    • UB-11 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 45].
    • Du-3 (arthritis) [Chaitow1984, pg 45].
    • Auricular: Knee joint (general pain, neuralgia, intermittent pain; superior crus of antihelix) [Chaitow1984, pp 47, 49].
    • Sp-10 (avoid artery) [Chaitow1984, pg 47]; E-stim Sp-10 (+) → GB-34 (-) [PIHMA]

References for Knee Pain