These are some of the most common reasons for people seeking acupuncture and with good reason. Acupuncture offers a pain free and relaxing way to get better and to reduce pain. Acupuncture has been shown to increase our own pain relief hormones, there are studies using MRI scans which show different areas of the brain are being stimulated while acupuncture needles are applied. If your injury is chronic, like arthritis, it will not go away as the damage to the bones is permanent. However acupuncture can improve mobility, remove swelling and relieve contraction, all of this without any side effects. I expect to see improvement very quickly, usually within 2 to 3 treatments.