Acupuncture Treatment for Football Injuries

Acupuncture Chapel Hill, NC

In this season of superball games, we witness many injuries on the football field. Acupuncture treatment offers relief from many common problems suffered on the ground; this form of alternative medicine benefits players in many ways and may benefit a healing plan. At our acupuncture office, Dr. Oskardmay sees many football injuries and knows how to help. Consider acupuncture treatment in addition to traditional western medicine to expedite the healing process and help you get back in the game following any sports injury.

The most common injuries suffered by football players include:

  • Concussions
  • Hamstring strains
  • Muscle strain
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Rotator cuff strains
  • Ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Hamstring strains
  • Muscle strain
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Shin splints
  • Metatarsal stress fractures

Each of these injuries shares the experience of trauma and muscle ligament disruption. Acupuncturists like Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, recognize that energy traverses and enters the body-mind along channels or meridians. These energy pathways are similar to nerve and blood flow.  From the vantage point of Chinese medicine, these common football injuries represent a disruption in the all-important water channel, in addition to other meridians. Using acupuncture methods, Dr. Lisa helps to rebalance energy flow in the channels so that the body can heal itself.

Following assessment, Dr. Lisa usually uses needle acupuncture along the energy pathways and associated regions. This practice stimulates qi flow on the skin surface, and deep into the muscle regions to support healing on many levels. When there is an injury to the shoulder, for instance, a rotator cuff sprain, she may choose to treat points located in the shoulder region itself as well as in the neck and back and forearm regions to heal connected areas. Injury to the knee such as Jumper’s knee responds well to treatment directed at the hip, leg, and low back because these regions are connected. If other areas need care, you can be sure that Dr. Lisa will address those areas, as well to support whole body healing following an injury.

Dr. Lisa is additionally well trained in the practice of the Dry Needling Technique and uses this acupuncture method to reduce muscle spasm and provide relief from trigger points. Additionally, she employs massage techniques such as gua sha scraping massage or cupping massage techniques to stimulate detoxification and support balance in the channels and involved muscles and ligaments. Other methods employed may include electrostimulation on the acupuncture needs to reduce muscle spasm. She may also use traditional relaxing massage with aromatherapy oils and scents to stimulate a relaxing environment to enhance healing further.

Whatever treatment method we utilize at Acupuncture at Eastowne, you can rest assured that our goal is to support healing in many ways. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from sports or another event, call today to schedule an appointment. For more information about Acupuncture Chapel Hill, NC residents rely on, contact Acupractic today.

Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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