Sunday, February 26, 2017

Acupuncture for Common Rugby Injuries

East Asian medicine modalities of acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha and tui na massage for rugby soft tissue injuries of muscles, tendons, ligaments can speed recovery time, reduce inflammation and get players back on the field.


Which Rugby Players Suffer the Most Injuries?

  • Hookers and flankers sustain the most injuries.
  • Forwards are more frequently injured than backs because of their greater involvement in physical collisions and tackles.
  • In the backs, wings, fullbacks and centres are at the highest risk of injury.
  • In the scrum, the locks are at greatest risk of facial cuts and cauliflower ear (external deformity to the ear caused by repeated blows.
  • Players in rucks and mauls commonly suffer injuries to fingers and thumbs as well as abrasions and lacerations from cleats.

Common Rugby Injuries

Knee Pain

  • ACL injury
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Bursitis Knee

Ankle Injuries

  • Sprained Ankle
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Anterior Ankle Impingement
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Thigh & Hamstring Pain

  • Thigh strain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Corked Thigh

Shin & Calf Pain

  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Calf Muscle Tear
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fracture

Foot Pain

  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture Feet

Groin Pain

  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Groin Strain
  • Adductor Tendinopathy

Hip Pain

  • Hip labral tear
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Stress Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

Back Pain

  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerve

Shoulder Pain

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Bursitis Shoulder

Muscle Pain

  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Cramps
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Neck Pain

  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Neck Headache
  • Wry Neck
  • Pinched Nerve

Wrist / Hand Injuries

  • Thumb Sprain

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in SF will offer Acupuncture!

So excited to be a part of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  I will provide sports acupuncture therapy...