Staying active does wonders for your overall health and longevity, but it does come with some risks. From sprains to strains, there are a lot of ways your body can gripe about doing too much. That doesn’t even factor in the sports injuries that come from a misstep when you’re moving fast.
After sustaining a sports injury, healing — and healing as quickly as possible — likely has your attention. To explore a no-downtime, natural way to support your body’s healing processes, talk to Dr. Halina Snowball about acupuncture. With this ancient (read: thoroughly tested) treatment option, she can alleviate pain from certain sports injuries. What’s more, you can get your sports injury acupuncture care right here at Integrated Pain Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut.
Talking to Dr. Snowball gives you the best way to see if acupuncture could help your specific injury. To give you a ballpark idea, though, let’s look at four specific injuries acupuncture can help treat.
Your knee contains thin cartilage called the meniscus. This cartilage can tear. These injuries are particularly common among athletes.
If you’re dealing with knee pain stemming from a meniscus tear, Dr. Snowball can apply acupuncture at specific points to reduce your pain. At the same time, acupuncture treatment can help minimize inflammation, making it easier for your body to heal the tear.
You don’t necessarily have to play tennis to get this condition, which feels like tender pain on the outside of your elbow. Whether you sustained it as a sports injury or otherwise, Dr. Snowball offers acupuncture to ease your discomfort.
We have a lot of mobility in our hip thanks to the ball-and-socket joint. But the ball of that joint can rub against the outer edge of the socket, causing pain. As you exercise or play sports, this hip impingement issue worsens.
Fortunately, as with a meniscus tear, Dr. Snowball can use acupuncture to address both the pain and inflammation that comes from hip impingement.
One of the most common sports injuries — and injuries in general — an ankle sprain can really knock you off your feet. Fortunately, most ankle sprains heal on their own. The main issue is the waiting period.
To minimize your discomfort while you wait for your sprain to heal, Dr. Snowball offers acupuncture for your ankle. This treatment option is backed by several studies.
Ultimately, because acupuncture gives you a medication-free way to alleviate pain, it can go a long way to help with a number of sports injuries. In some cases, it can help to speed your healing too.
If you want to learn more or schedule an acupuncture session, call our office at 203-293-0549 or request an appointment online today.