Musculoskeletal & Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries involve the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. These injuries can occur due to direct trauma to the area (whiplash from a motor vehicle accident), from over use related to occupation (carpal tunnel from years of typing or elbow pain often seen in electricians from daily repetitive use) or from pushing through strenuous workouts to the point of stiffness and reduced range of motion.

Acupuncture treats muscle injuries by placing acupuncture needles along anatomically significant areas such as motor points, trigger points, muscle tendon junctions and traditional acupuncture points. Needle insertion in these areas encourages taut muscle bands to relax, decreases inflammation and increases circulation at the site of injury, resulting in more blood flow, faster healing and a quicker overall recovery.

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Bursitis of hip and shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder and shoulder pain
  • Ilio-tibial band problems
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Localized neck pain

  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle tension headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Planter fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis and golfers elbow (Lateral and medial epicondylitis)

Monica has had the opportunity to complete post-graduate studies in the The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program under Whitfield Reaves author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain.

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