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Hi,

I've recently begun seeing a physiotherapist for my very sore wrists (due to frequent knitting and computer use) and the treatment we have decided on is acupunture, the ultrasound thing that reduces inflammation and I am to ice it a couple times a day.

However, I find that the acupuncture hurts bit and then afterwards my wrists hurt more than ever. Yesterday I had a treatment and for the rest of the day I could not do a whole lot and my wrists were throbbing.

My question is: Is this normal? Like is this one of those treatments where it hurts more a bit in the short term, but has long term results? I see my physiotherapist again on Tuesday and I'll be asking her the same questions, but I wanted some other opinions too.

Thanks in advance!

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I cross posted this in Health and Healing, but thought I'd do it here too since this place gets so much traffic...

Hi,

I've recently begun seeing a physiotherapist for my very sore wrists (due to frequent knitting and computer use) and the treatment we have decided on is acupunture, the ultrasound thing that reduces inflammation and I am to ice it a couple times a day.

However, I find that the acupuncture hurts bit and then afterwards my wrists hurt more than ever. Yesterday I had a treatment and for the rest of the day I could not do a whole lot and my wrists were throbbing.

My question is: Is this normal? Like is this one of those treatments where it hurts more a bit in the short term, but has long term results? I see my physiotherapist again on Tuesday and I'll be asking her the same questions, but I wanted some other opinions too.

Thanks in advance!

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it is normal for the treatments to cause discomfort temporarily (say within 24 hours but generally not longer than that), as the energy is moving through the system.

it's not uncommon for the needles to hurt when inserted--but it should only be a small pinch and generally doesn't hurt and any pinch feeling dissipates very quickly (immediately, within moments).

but, if you experience constant pain from the needles and lasting pain from the treatments, i would recommend another practitioner.

you might also like myofacial release techniques--as the common origin of this sort of problem is tightening of the myofacial sheath--the connective tissue of the body, and in this case, your wrist.

good luck!
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I had achiness in my hands for a couple days after my first couple acupuncture sessions--and nothing is wrong with my hands. My husband did, too. We asked our acupuncturist and she said this sometimes happens, I forget why, but it wasn't a sign that things were bad/wrong. But I could only imagine how bad it would be if you already had hand/wrist problems.
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Apuncture is NOT supposed to hurt afterwards, especially two days later !! Did the acupuncturists technique seem strong? or if you never had acupuncture before, maybe you could not judge. I am thinking the afterpain was a factor of the condition that brought you to the acupuncturist to begin with. Do/did you have fibromyalgia? [Acupuncture sometimes works for that condition but in other cases cannot be tolerated.] Are/were you extra sensitive in any other parts of your body lately? How did you do with the ice and ultrasound? Sensitive to those also? I hope you found relief. It does not sound as if you were the best candidate for acupuncture. Sounds like there may have been a lot of inflammation. I hope you are better now.

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