Sports Injury encompasses a large area of injury where the medical impact is usually related to musculoskeletal conditions. People who participate in sport commonly stress or damage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints – the areas that are used the most.
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. Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains and joint injuries.
Sports injuries can be hard to diagnose. For example, foot or tendon pain may in fact have its origins in the shin or the calf. Similarly
hamstring or adductor injures could be from an uneven hip rotation pulling unevenly on the muscles. Also, injuries in the hips or knees could have their origins in the back.
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:
Calf strain or tear
Muscle strain or tear
Lower back strain
Neck and shoulder injuries
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Anh will checks for obstructions of the muscles and nerve channels where the obstruction occurs are. Acupuncture and moxibustion will relaxes the muscle enabling several things to happen:
- 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
Because it targets the exact area where the problem exists there is no risk of unwanted side effects with acupuncture. My treatment for sports injuries is based on over 35 years of experience. Anh uses traditional acupuncture techniques and applies them to modern day medical conditions. It is herb and drug free and offers patients a viable alternative to Western treatments.
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