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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries at Monmouth County, NJ Chiropractic Office

Acupuncture has increasingly gained recognition within the Sports Medicine field. Acupuncture has been proven effective in treating chronic and acute sports injuries such as strains, sprains, pain in neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and ankle, swollen muscles and shin splints. Acupuncture stimulates the peripheral and central nervous systems, as well as the immune system, all which contribute to the perception of pain. Acupuncture will help increase circulation, reduce swelling and relax muscles and connective tissue.

There is also a mind body connection, in which acupuncture can help. The harmony within the body can be disrupted through both external and internal factors. Psychological dynamics play a large role in competitive sports. Such stresses can include demands from family and coaches, self- confidence, nervousness during a game and/or anxiety. Emotions can alter the physiological responses of the body, including heart rate, respiration rate, as well as muscle tension and fatigue.

Acupuncture can help an athlete relax and focus, which will benefit them emotionally and physically, and allow them to be at their peak performance.

Some common conditions treated with acupuncture:

  • Hip Pain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Calf Pain & Cramps
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Emotional Support