A growing number of professional and amateur athletes visit an acupuncturist for the treatment of injuries with acupuncture and to help optimize their conditioning. If you are wondering how acupuncture treatment can help your acute or chronic sports injury, here are some tips.
Sprain and strain of a joint and its surrounded tissue are some of the most common sports related injuries (sprain involves the ligament and strain involves muscle or tendon). Besides pain, the typical response may include swelling of the injured area, redness or purple skin discoloration and reduced range of motion of the joint.
Acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine can help subside, alleviate and ultimately get rid of the pain you be receiving as a result of a sports-related injury.