Acupuncture for pain works and can help resolve physical conditions by combining traditional techniques with modern trigger point release (See Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction by Travell and Simons). A formalization of this approach is described in Acupuncture Physical Medicine by Mark Seem, Ph.D., founding Director of Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Variations on these approaches are used here to resolve many physical conditions, related to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. This approach is a helpful adjunct therapy for issues involving cartilage, bone, and inflammatory conditions. Some conditions can be resolved quickly. Long standing conditions may take more effort to resolve.
Begin with an evaluation and initial treatment. Then, you will be in a better position to know about your situation.