Most certainly! Acupuncture - and the supportive Chinese therapies of cupping and/or Gua Sha - are documented successful modalities to relieve pain & stiffness, regain mobility, and reorganize scar tissue. Individual experiences will vary, of course. Two things to keep in mind: Acupuncture is amazing, but it's not a 'magic needle'; most conditions of dis-ease develop over time, thus it takes time to recover. Definitely, seek acupuncture or deep tissue massage before any thought of surgery!