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Acupuncture & Trigger Point Dry Needling Can Treat Runners’ Injuries

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Common injuries that can be treated by acupuncture are Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis, Low Back Pain, Knee Pain, IT Band Syndrome. If you are suffering from any of these, you should consider acupuncture and trigger point dry needling as a non-invasive treatment that gives your body the tools it needs to heal itself.

Running season has arrived and the Broad Street Run is less than a month away. Although we don’t like to think about it, even with the right shoes, stretches, and training, injuries can happen. If you are injured, you should consider acupuncture and trigger point dry needling as a non-invasive treatment that gives your body the tools it needs to heal itself. The following are some common injuries that can be treated by acupuncture.

Common injuries that can be treated by acupuncture

Shin Splints

Shin Splints can be described as pain in the front of the leg usually along your ‘shin bone’. Shin splints are a very common repetitive strain injury that affects runners. Often times your Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis, and/or Tibialis anterior are tight and have trigger points that are causing the pain. Acupuncture and trigger point dry needling can help release these tight muscles.

Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis

PF and AT are common complaints among runners. The pain can come on quickly, or slowly get worse and worse as your training schedule changes. Generally, the pain is felt in the heel, but can also travel up the back of the leg or down to the bottom of the foot. Many times this injury is caused by trigger points in the calf muscles. Acupuncture and trigger point dry needling can help release these tight knots and get you back to training in just a few treatments.

Low Back Pain

The back is an extremely complex area of discs (vertebral bones), nerves, muscle and fascia (the thing that holds it all together). Low back pain (acute or chronic) can really put a wrench in your training. Acupuncture can help loosen the muscles in a stiff low back and bring blood flow to the area to promote healing.

Knee Pain

Knee pain is another common injury among runners and can get worse when climbing up stairs or running up hills. Pain can be around the knee, behind the knee or under the knee cap. Acupuncture is extremely successful at treating knee pain and can often get you back to training in only a couple sessions.

IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome is sometimes referred to as runner’s knee. This is an injury of the outer part of the leg and extends to the knee and/or the hip. It is often associated with sharp pain and/or snapping and popping. At rest, the pain is usually dull, but while running up hill it could be quite painful. Acupuncture can help relieve this pain.

 

Brittany Lombardo

I am an acupuncturist and owner of Renew Acupuncture; an affordable, private acupuncture clinic in the Society Hill area of Philadelphia. I use many different modalities in my practice including: E-stim, moxibustion, gua sha, cupping, and tui na. In my spare time I love reading, learning about essential oils, yoga, gardening, traveling and live music.

Brittany Lombardo

I am an acupuncturist and owner of Renew Acupuncture; an affordable, private acupuncture clinic in the Society Hill area of Philadelphia. I use many different modalities in my practice including: E-stim, moxibustion, gua sha, cupping, and tui na. In my spare time I love reading, learning about essential oils, yoga, gardening, traveling and live music.

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Ray Watkins
Ray Watkins 5pts

Jace Hargrove Jess Martin Karen Anderson Phelps Karen Hodges Jeffrey Dawn Adams Ervin

Marvi N Franklin
Marvi N Franklin 5pts

Learning Marma Points may also help and it may be easier to adjust appropriate pressure in sensitive conditions.

Gracious Palmer
Gracious Palmer 5pts

Acupuncture (+ Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy + acupuncture + Yoga + meditation = health and well being.

Carlos Cobo
Carlos Cobo 5pts

Me encanta ese masaje d reflexologia y aliviar trigger points

Carlos Cobo
Carlos Cobo 5pts

Wonderful, eso se llama reflexologia puntos d presion en los pies para mejorar dolor

Shirley Neubauer
Shirley Neubauer 5pts

Ouch Karly Neubauer. Is this what they call adding pain to injury?