For sports ranging from Golf to Martial Arts, running, Tennis to Hurling, Acupuncture treats the injuries of strains, impacts, and over-use.
Athletes treated have found treatment quickly suppresses inflammation leading to a speedy recovery minimising down time.
Conditions typically treated include:
- Muscle Strains and Pulls
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Lower Back Strain
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Knee Pain
- Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendonitis
Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder – otherwise known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is characterised by inflammation and adhesions that restrict movement and cause pain of the shoulder. Symptoms may include restriction of movement, pain in the shoulder, pain or shooting sensations that radiate either down the arm or into the neck or tingling in the hands. Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for treating frozen shoulder
Acupuncture for Neck Pain
Neck pain is a very common complaint and it often also includes the upper back and shoulders as well. Side effects of neck pain can include dizziness and headaches. Neck pain can have a variety of causes, muscle fatigue, incorrect posture, stiffness and limited range of motion. It can also be caused by a sudden force (car accident), or a medical condition (swelling, disease, tumours, bleeding, inflammation, etc). Some neck pain can also cause headaches and/or dizziness. Acupuncture is highly effective at treating neck pain no matter what the cause.
Acupuncture for Lower Back pain
Traditional Chinese Medicine recognises three different pathologies with Lower Back Pain
- Trauma – usually means a hurt to the back either by lifting something heavy, twisting or a fall.
- Exterior Factor such as the weather, primarily dampness or cold. Dampness manifests itself in the body as a “heaviness” and pain can be strongly related to changes in the weather
- A Pathological Weakness in the area which could include symptoms of night sweats, sore throat and sore back
Acupuncture relaxes the lower back and reduces Inflammation and pain in the area the area.
In cases of severe disk trauma, acupuncture can be very useful before and after manipulation by a Chiropractor or Osteopath as it loosens out the area resulting in reducing patient’s recovery time
Acupuncture for Sciatica
Sciatica is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve, usually marked by pain and tenderness along the course of the nerve on through to the thigh and leg.
Sciatica usually starts in the buttocks and extends down the rear of the thigh and lower leg to the sole of the foot and/or along the outer side of the lower leg to the top of the foot. Pain may also be present in the lower back.
Sciatica can be a symptom of a bulging lumbar disk. Its distinguishing feature is greater pain in the posterior thigh and lower leg or foot over time, rather than in the lower back
Acupuncture is highly effective for treating Sciatica as it reduces inflammation in the area and reduces pain –
Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow
Tennis and Golfers Elbow are also known as tendonitis, which means that the tendons in your elbow are inflamed. Tendons attach muscle to bone, and the muscles involved in Tennis Elbow are those on the top of your forearm. Tendonitis often caused by repetitive strain injury. Usually the pain you feel with Tennis Elbow is on the outside of the elbow, and it becomes worse when you’re grasping or twisting objects (jars, tennis racket, yoga class etc).
Golfers Elbow usually affects the inside of the elbow with pain radiating down the underside of the forearm and into the wrist.
Acupuncture is a very effective for tendonitis, it increases the blood flow to the area which will reduce inflammation and pain.