Sports Injury encompasses a large area of medical concerns, usually related to musculoskeletal conditions. Basically, it covers all acute injuries and chronic ailments due to specific physical activities. It includes problems that result from physical training, martial arts, competitive sports, “weekend warriors”, outdoor activities and competitions. People that participate in these activities commonly stress or damage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints – the areas that are used the most. Sports Injury medicine has evolved into a specific medical category that focuses on treating these injuries.
Acupuncture for Sports Injury has a very successful record. Many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times and resolve stubborn ailments. But the use of acupuncture to treat acute injuries from intense or repetitive physical activity began centuries ago. It was and still is one of the primary means of quick healing for the martial arts. Specific acupuncture styles and techniques were developed to stop pain and dramatically increase recovery time. This tradition continues today and its use has expanded into competitive athletics that result in similar injuries.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for Sports Injury because it reduces 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, and improves local blood circulation to increase delivery of nutrients and removal of noxious elements.
At our Palm Beach Gardens location, we specialize in the treatment of Sports Injury using Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and other holistic healing modalities. If you’re suffering with a sports related injury let us help. Consultations are always free so give us a call today!