Tennis Injuries

 

Utilizing acupuncture can improve your tennis game. Injuries such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, sprain/strains, ACL/MCL injuries are very common to the sport. Why? Tennis engages the entire body. Tennis is dynamic, explosive and requires the use of your whole body. A majority of the tennis injuries come from the constraint starting, stopping and deceleration seen during matches. Also, the swinging of the racket can cause repetitive injuries in the wrist, elbow (tennis elbow) and shoulder.  Acupuncture can be used effectively in treating tennis related injuries.

Taking in account the specific nature and mechanism of the injury, a detailed treatment plan is developed for every person. The plan generally includes acupuncture, bodywork, gua sha and laser acupuncture (cold laser). Every person’s injury is different and unique so every treatment is individualized.

Here is a list of conditions in which acupuncture can be utilized. If the condition you are dealing with is not listed, that does not mean acupuncture can’t help. There are many more conditions and injuries I have treated that are not listed below.

Shoulder Injuries

  • Rotator cuff
  • Bursitis
  • Sprain/Strain

Elbow Injuries

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis

Hip Injuries

  • Arthritis
  • Hip bursitis
  • IT band
  • Ligament or cartilage damage
  • Tendon inflammation or damage

Thigh Injuries

  • Hamstring injuries
  • Quadriceps injuries
  • Groin injuries

Knee Injuries

  • ACL, MCL injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus injury
  • Ligament damage

Leg Injuries

  • Calf muscle injury
  • Shin splints

Foot Injuries

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone spur
  • Ankle sprain/strain

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    Acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain.

    A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals acupuncture being more effective for chronic pain than “sham acupuncture,” which is a placebo version of acupuncture. The study included almost 18,000 individuals and studied the effect of acupuncture on chronic osteoarthritis, back, headaches and shoulder pain. “ The scientists concluded that the results of the analysis demonstrated that the specific effect of needling at true acupuncture points was statistically superior to sham needling. The authors also concluded that acupuncture was an effective and reasonable treatment option for the conditions evaluated.”

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