An injury occurring from sports is mostly due to trauma or overuse and involves the musculoskeletal system and its soft tissues. Trauma to these soft tissues, including ligaments, tendons and muscles are generally the result from falls, blows, sprains/strains, collisions, compressions crushing and disruptions of the healing processes due to inflammation.
Some common sports injuries are:
- muscle pull
- neck pain
- shoulder impingement
- lower back strain
- tennis elbow
- golfer’s elbow
- pitcher’s shoulder
- groin pull
- hamstring strain
- runner’s knee
- shin splints
- ankle sprain
- achilles tendonitis
- arch pain
Acupuncture has a very successful record with sports injuries. Many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times and resolve stubborn pain and ailments. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for Sports Injuries to reduce pain, increases range of motion, increases recovery and healing time, and strengthens weakened parts of the body. These effects are accomplished during treatment because acupuncture:
- decreases inflammation
- reduces swelling
- relaxes muscles and relieves spasms
- decreases bruising
- lowers the body’s pain response
- improves local blood circulation to increase delivery of nutrients
After resolving your injury, receiving monthly Acupuncture will help prevent injuries/re-injury and keep you at your peak performance.
Over time, unresolved sports injuries can lead to losing strength, flexibility and stability. Don’t let a sport injury sideline you. Call today and let us help you get back into the game.
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