Acupuncture has been used to treat sports injuries in China for centuries. Currently many sports teams benefit from this natural form of treatment. Acupuncture is the best option for people suffering from sports injuries, either with acute or chronic symptoms. It is well known for its effectiveness in reducing pains with sports-related injuries and can be used to decrease swelling, spasms and inflammation. Importantly, it also can be used to increase range of motion and promote healing.
Our approach to the treatment of pain and reduced function is to see it as a disorder in the body’s natural state. The treatment is geared toward rectifying the disorder and restoring internal harmony. We address not only the affected joint or injury, but also the entire body. For example, a knee injury will cause a person to walk differently in order to avoid placing weight on the painful knee. This imbalance may place strain on other parts of the body such as the ankles, hips or low back while the injury is healing. Acupuncture treats these other areas of stress on the body as well as the injured area, so that the healing process can be accelerated.
Acupuncture is a minimally invasive, relatively safe medical procedure that have synergetic effects on the central and peripheral nervous system, immune system, and pain perception. Our focus is not only to treat the injury but also to treat underlying conditions that may predispose an individual to injuries. This is especially important when treating chronic or recurrent injuries that interfere with life activities or athletic performance.
Remember, it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible after an injury in order to prevent a chronic condition from developing. In acute phase, acupuncture combining with Western medicine can significantly reduce pain and recovery time for sports-related injuries. It is also useful for treatment of chronic conditions that fail to respond to conventional therapies.
We have had success treating:
· Acute injury: Muscle and ligament strains & sprains
· Neck pain and back pain
· Tennis or Golf elbow (epicondylitis)
· Joints pain (hip, knee, ankle, back, shoulder, neck, elbow and wrist)
· Osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis.
· Frozen shoulder (Rotator cuff )
· Carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle atrophy
If you have a sports injury, you should consider seeking prompt treatment. The earlier the treatment begins the better the results. I look forward to assisting in your recovery and helping you return to your pre injury level of function. Acupuncture can help you resume your active life-style!