Acupuncture for Sprains and Strains

Ankle sprains and shin splints are two of the most common sprains and strains - both affecting the lower leg. Both are painful conditions commonly seen in athletes but becoming more common due to increased levels of exercise among non-athletes. Shin splints result from a tearing of the musculo tendinous sheath from the bones of the lower leg and can have a significant effect on a person's ability to walk and stand. Ankle injuries are common because the ankle joint is quite complex and it does not always return to normal after an injury. While sprains and strains of all types are common due to everyday work activities and recreational activities, acupuncture can help.

Sprains and Strains Acupuncture for shoulder strain/sprain

When Strains and Sprains Affect Your Life

Strains and sprains come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from pulled backs to sore fingers, from painful heels to sore shoulders. These bodily issues affect our lives by causing us to slow down, take anti-inflammatories and over the counter pain relievers. They stop us from working out, from sleeping soundly, and from playing with our kids. Sprains and strains are a nuisance and an annoyance, but they can cause long-term problems if left untreated.

How Acupuncture treats Common Strains and Sprains

Acupuncture has a profound effect on the efficacy of treating musculoskeletal injuries. Acupuncture works not only on reducing pain around the injured area, but also on improving function so that the body can heal. Treating a sprain with acupuncture is critical to helping the injury get fully better and avoid subsequent injuries that can compound the problem.

Acupuncture helps regulate the body's nervous system, which stimulates the release of natural pain-fighting endorphins. It helps the body pay attention to micro-traumas and emit healing factors by releasing tight, spasmed, shortened muscles and returning them to their natural restful state.