Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries we commonly treat:

  • Knees and Ankles, ligament tears or strains, osteoarthritis, runners knee.
  • Feet, ligament tears or strains, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendon pain
  • Back & Neck, disc prolapse, back pain, neck pain
  • Elbow and Wrist,  tennis elbow (tendonitis/tendinosis), golfer’s elbow, ligament tears or strains.
  • Shoulder, rotator cuff injury, A/C joint injury

We use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and massage to get you back participating in the sport you love as quickly as possible.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has a very long history in treating sports injuries. For centuries acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has been used by martial artists to treat both acute and chronic sports injuries. Specific acupuncture techniques and herbal medicine formulas have been developed to stop pain and speed recovery. Additionally in more recent years acupuncture point injection therapy has emerged to become popular with many European soccer teams.

Many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to treat sports Injuries. Acupuncture is used to decrease healing times and resolve stubborn ailments. Some professional athletes are even incorporating acupuncture into their wellness programs to keep well and improve performance.

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Everyone from “weekend warriors” to elite athletes can benefit. If you have sprained ligaments, painful joints, or a chronic niggling injury that you haven’t been able to shake, you can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Unlike many other therapies, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine not only works locally at the site of the problem but systemically to stimulate the body’s own self healing processes.

Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and massage are used in concert to increase local blood circulation and increase delivery of nutrients to and removal of metabolites from the injured area to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Disperse swelling
  • Relax tight muscles
  • Alleviate bruising

About Ian Murray

Ian is a registered acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner at Kenmore Centre for Health. This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.
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