Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

If you’re an athlete, you know that injuries are just a part of the game. Sooner or later, you’ll need treatment for your injury and that may be a good time to consider the benefits of acupuncture therapy. The practice has been proven to be beneficial in treating a broad range of medical conditions and injuries. Best of all, it’s a natural, drug-free way to alleviate your suffering and treat your injury.
Just some of the injuries and medical conditions that a chiropractor El Segundo can treat include the following:

– Arthritis
– Bursitis
– Frozen Shoulder, or Impingement Syndrome
– Joint Dysfunction
– Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
– Neuralgia
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Shin splints
– Sprains and strains
– Tendinitis

Many people are concerned with the treatment procedure, particularly in regard to the duration of the treatment. Diane Kloecker, an acupuncturist who works at TriHealth Integrative Health & Medicine, says that duration will depend on the specific details and severity of each case. For instance, a teenager is going to heal faster than a middle-aged adult. Similarly, the severity of the condition will also play a part in how long the recovery process takes. A mild instance of tendinitis is going to heal faster than an advanced case of osteoarthritis in one’s knee.

However, most individuals who undergo acupuncture therapy in El Segundo are advised to prepare for one to two sessions over a two to four week period. At the end of the four weeks, the patient’s condition is re-evaluated and, if necessary, a longer treatment plan is initiated. In some cases, the patient’s injuries may not respond at all. In that case, the acupuncturist will release the patient from his or her care to pursue treatment elsewhere.

In the majority of cases, patients typically respond after just one or two treatments. They show a marked improvement in their quality of life and the wound begins to heal faster. In other cases, it may take three sessions to show improvement. There may be some cases that will require longer treatment plans, but Diane Kloecker says most patients do respond with additional therapy sessions.

If you would like to try acupuncture near you, but you have a fear of needles, the best thing to do is discuss your apprehensions with the acupuncturist. During the session, it will be important to discuss your feelings about the procedure and describe any discomfort you may be feeling. However, the thin nature of the needles often produce very little sensation and most people find that they aren’t bothered by them at all.