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Sports Medicine

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a dedicated athlete, an injury can bring your training to a halt. In addition to using RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for injuries, acupuncture and sports massage can help you to recover faster.

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When you train, your muscles release lactic acid (a cellular waste product); this leaves you feeling sore and achy. A sports massage can flush out these waste products, giving you a faster recovery time. Most professional sports teams are staffed with trainers who provide some form of sports massage, which has been shown to give athletes a winning edge and reduce injury from repetitive training.

If the affected area has been strained or is inflamed, then acupuncture would be the most effective treatment. Acupuncture reduces inflammation as a response to the needles being inserted into the body. The body then releases a cascade of anti-inflammatory chemicals at the site, causing a reduction of pain and inflammation. Athletes are often advised to receive acupuncture to get their inflammation under control first, then to follow up with a session of sports massage. Both therapies complement each other in helping reduce inflammation.

Commonly Treated Sports Injuries:
Tendonitis: Golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, IT Band (ileo-tibial band)
Treatment: Acupuncture

Injury Recovery: Get back in the game faster by reducing recovery time
Treatment: Acupuncture or Sports Massage

Scar Tissue: Soften scar tissue and adhesions, which often increases R.O.M. (range of motion)
Treatment: Acupuncture