Sports injuries are mostly soft tissue strains or sprains of related muscular structures and bone fracture is less common. When we combine conventional rehabilitation and occupational therapies with acupuncture therapy, soft tissue injuries require a shorter recovery time.
Most sports, without proper warm up and post workout stretching can lead to acute and chronic fasciitis and tendonitis. With extensive walking, like 18 holes of golf, the tendons around the ankle or the heel can be strained causing plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis.
Running, whether it be marathons or short jogs, strain the Achilles tendon when the runner’s posture is not balanced. Chrondromalacia patella, an anterior knee pain, is a common symptom that also affects runners. Its usual symptom can be on and off reoccurring pain in the lower or side of the knee, or swellings after running up and down hills.
Treating Sports Injury
Sports injuries should be treated with a combination of acupuncture, physical therapy and acupressure. Tennis elbows and golf elbows, golf swing pain or flank pain can be immediately alleviated with acupuncture. We also treat plantar fasciitis, heel spur pain, hamstring pain, Achilles tendonitis, and Chrondromalacia patella can be treated with acupuncture and thermal therapy.