Acupuncture for Sport Injuries

March 8, 2018

Whether you have a sudden injury like sprains, strains and breaks or niggling joint or muscle pain that crept up slowly, acupuncture can help you for the relief and management of pain related to sport injuries.

Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. These injuries may occur for a variety of reasons, including improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment. Acute sports injuries generally involve a single application of force, like being tackled in rugby or twisting an ankle. Chronic sports injuries are primarily the result of overuse of a muscle group or joint, and are common in repetitive training like running.

Acupuncture can help with sport injuries by

  • Reducing inflammation and swelling
  • Easing pain
  • Increasing blood flow to the injured region
  • Improving mobility and speeding up recovery time

Acupuncture can be used to manage and relieve the pain from sport injuries including muscle sprains and strains, general muscle pain and weakness, tennis elbow and golfers elbow, neck sprain and pain, back pain and injury, sprained ankle, ligament and tendon injuries, rotator cuff and shoulder injuries, knee injuries and pain, arm and wrist pain and so on. It may also help to relax muscles and relieve spasm, decrease bruising, lower the body’s pain response and increases the function of the immune system. Acupuncture may stimulate your body to heal itself.

When we treat sports injuries with acupuncture, according to the individual patient case, we also utilise traditional Chinese medicine external treatment in conjunction with special formulas derived from our clinical experience exclusive to our clinic. For more information regarding acupuncture for sport injuries, please call your closest location (Perth Clinic: 57/76 Newcastle Street (08) 9228 8828, Subiaco Clinic: 6/1 Sheen Street (08) 9380 4171). Alternatively, you can send us your queries through our online contact page.