Listed below are common injuries from fitness training that acupuncture can treat. Don’t see your injury listed? Please contact me for more information.

Common Injuries in Fitness Training

Tennis Elbow

Symptoms:

  • Pain in the outside of the elbow
  • Possible radiation down the arm
  • Possible loss of strength in gripping

Causes:

  • Lifting heavy weight while extending the arm

Bicep Strain

Symptoms:

  • Pain on the front of the shoulder
  • Loss of strength in bending the arm
  • Pain in the shoulder which worsens with bending of the arm

Causes:

  • Lifting heavy weights

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Symptoms:

  • Decreased range of motion in the shoulder
  • Pain in the upper shoulder or upper arm
  • Pain when lifting the arm away from the body

Causes:

  • Poor posture
  • Lifting heavy weights

Knee Pain

Can include arthritis of the knee, torn meniscus, knee cap not tracking properly and ligament issues.

Symptoms:

  • Pain, clicking, swelling of the knee
  • Pain worse with squatting or walking

Causes:

  • Weekend warrior
  • Running on a treadmill
  • Lifting too much weight
  • Poor posture

Hip Flexor Injuries

Symptoms:

  • Pain on the front of the hip
  • Pain/soreness when lifting the leg forward or climbing up hills or stairs

Causes:

  • Running on the treadmill for extended periods of time
  • Lifting heavy weights with combined lunges

Back Pain

Including herniation of disks, arthritis in the back, sprained and strained muscles

Symptoms:

  • Pain, stiffness, spasms and swelling in the back
  • Possible numbness, tingling and weakness related to nerve involvement
  • Pain in the back when taking the correct posture to swing
  • Inability to bend over or get up from a chair
  • Unable to twist

Causes:

  • Poor form in a variety of exercises such as spinning class, stationary bike or squats
  • Weak back muscles
  • Poor posture

Generalized Muscle Tension

Symptoms:

  • Generalized pain, achiness and tension anywhere in the body

Causes:

  • New to the sport and/or increasing endurance
  • Lifting too much weight too soon
  • Lack of warming up
  • Overdoing your limit
  • Improper form
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