These are the kinds of insidious injuries that build up slowly over time, due to a repetition of the same motion which begins to wear down a particular joint or muscle. A common early indicator of an overuse injury is a dull aching; but make no mistake, this dull aching has the potential to turn into something considerably more serious. Ignoring these early warning signs is a common way that people end up with chronic pain and debilitating injury. It is worth taking the time off in the here and now to evaluate such an injury to prevent it from compounding into something more serious.
Here is how to discern whether that dull aching is typical post-workout soreness or an indicator of something more serious:
Classic example of overuse injuries include: hip and elbow bursitis, tendinitis in the wrists, shoulder impingement syndrome and tennis elbow. These injuries are primarily joint-related and respond well to acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is tailor-made for athletes because it focuses on regulating the flow of energy throughout the entire body, and can be specifically targeted to account for overuse injuries. Acupuncture enhances blood circulation to an injurious region, bringing nutrients and oxygen, and carrying away lymphatic material and other waste. This works to enhance the body's ability to heal itself. At Park Slope Chiropractic, we specialize in using acupuncture to help athletes overcome overuse injuries. If you are interested in using our services to overcome an overuse injury, give our office in Brooklyn a call to schedule an appointment today.