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Does acupuncture for sports injuries really work?

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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: I would suggest that you try it. It is already used very successfully for sports injuries.
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor commented
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
May help 30% of the time for pain only. Does not cure injury to anatomic structures.
Sep 17, 2012
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Acupuncture appears to help in a lot of situations with pain so i would think that it might also help with sports injuries as well.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Yes and no. : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the injury itself will still take time to heal and if bad enough may need surgery.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: Like any other treatment, some are effective and others may not be effective. Acupuncture is just another tool that can be used to treat injuries.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can acupuncture treat sports injuries?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
It's not standard: Standard western medicine does not incorporate accupunture into treatment of injuries. First and foremost injuries should be treated by conventional accepted practices. On top of that, check with your physician if there are any contraindications. Many professional athletes swear by accupunture and other modalities traditional physicians do not regularly embrace.

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