Acupuncture for Sports Injuries and Performance
Acupuncture has been found to reduce recovery time for athletes and sports enthusasts. It does this by speeding up the healing process. When we insert a needle it brings new blood to the site of the injury. Many athletes have found acupuncture treatment to be very helpful in quickly suppressing inflammation and swelling. Acupuncture has a successful record with sports injuries and lots of professional sports teams now have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times.
Acupunctures aim is to relive pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate repair improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility. By restoring muscle function and recovery of muscle power it can often provide relief from knee and ligament injuries, tendinoppathy, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, shin splints, stress fractures, hamstring injuries and plantar fasciitis.