How Does Acupuncture Work in Sports Injuries?
Sports Injuries encompasses a broad area of injuries which is usually related to musculoskeletal conditions. People who participate in sport commonly stress or damage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints.
The causes of sports injuries are typically overuse, poor technique and/or structural abnormality. Sport injuries always start with the muscle pulling unevenly which then impacts directly into the muscle groups or joints. Continued use of that area will cause injury.
The original cause of the problem must be treated if the local area is to be able to heal.
Common types of sports injuries
Some of the more common sports injuries include:
- Hamstring strain
- Knee injuries
- Shin splints
- Calf strain or tear
- ITB syndrome
- Achilles tendinitis
- Groin strain
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Planter Fasciitis
- Muscle strain or tear
- Lower back strain
- Neck and shoulder injuries
How Does Acupuncture Work?
The area is checked for obstructions of the muscles and nerve channels where the injury occurs. Acupuncture will relax the muscles enabling several things to happen including:
- 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 and removal of impurities