How can Acupuncture help with a Sports Injury

Following the recent Rugby World Cup, or the upcoming Davis Cup finals you may be hoping to give either sport a try. But with an increased intensity and physicality in many sports today, the likeliness of gaining an injury is rising.

Likewise to any other sport, sprains and strains of the joint and surrounding tissues will be the most common injury you come across, with the foremost involving the ligaments and tendons respectively. Athletes today have recognised the importance of hurrying recovery speed to participate in as many matches as possible throughout their career, thus resorting to Acupuncture as a means of minimising inflammation and swelling.

How does it work?

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Acupuncture is a cost effective way of ensuring that you speed up your recovery for your respective sport by aiming to help relieve pain and increase the recovery time by promoting increased blood flow to an area and stimulate healing from the sensation that the needles produce. By doing so swelling and inflammation is reduced, the muscles are relaxed which lowers the body’s pain response and the circulation of the blood is improved to help remove any toxins.

Whilst many professional teams will have their own physiotherapists and acupuncturists, amateur athletes do not have such luxuries and should look to finding a solution to their sporting injuries through acupuncture services within the local area. Acupuncture will not only provide a solution to enhancing recovery time but it is also proven to improve performance, giving you a competitive edge.

Performance enhancement through acupuncture was proven through a large clinical study undertaken by the ‘Annuals of Internal Medicine’ and published in 2004; finding that, “Acupuncture significantly improve the functionality of a patients osteoarthritis of the knee”, allowing a larger range of motion post acupuncture and thus increase performance during training and match day.

At Acupuncture That Works we are happy to help if you have suffered from a recent sporting injury and are eager to get back on the pitch as soon as possible. We are glad to offer a professional assessment and discuss the benefits that acupuncture could bring to your injury.  Call us on 0800 051 76 88 to book an appointment today!