Acupuncture for Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can happen for many reasons such as improper training, lack of appropriate foot wear or neglect of safety.
They are generally grouped into two types. The first type being an acute traumatic injury. These injuries usually involve a single blow from a single application of force, like getting a body block in football. The second type of sports injury is called an over use or chronic injury. Chronic injuries are those that happen over a period of time. They are usually the result of repetitive training, such as running, overhand throwing, or serving a ball in tennis.
Acupuncture can be of benefits to sports injuries in several ways including the following : .
- Pain relief
- Recovery of the affected Muscle, ligament, joint, tendon or Bone or strain.
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Releases muscle spasm
- Improves circulation allowing for more nutrients to nourish the affected areas and removing dead and toxic cells from the injury area.
- Improves mobility.
- Strengthens weakness to prevent the injuries from re-occurring.
Acute sprains, strains, twists or pulls all react extremely well and quickly to acupuncture.