Thursday, 16 July 2015

Acupuncture for sports injury - shoulder, forearm

Acupuncture for sports injury - shoulder, forearm

The patient

40 years old Graphic designer. Trains 4 times a week in the gym as well as weekly military fitness training. Enjoys up to 6 cups of coffee a day. 

Presenting symptoms
Acupuncture for shoulder, pins and needles, image source 

- Tight shoulder
- Pain in right forearm 
- Pins and needles in arms and hands
- Compromised grip
- Lethargic 
- Psoriasis on hands and body

Treatment and advice

Weekly sessions of acupuncture. Advised patient to cut down on the amount of coffee gradually. 


After 3 session of acupuncture, patient reported the following improvements: 

- Elbow pain: 7 to 3 out of 10 
- Shoulder pain: 6 to 3 out of 10
- Pins and needles: 7 to 2 out of 10
- Noticeable improvement on psoriasis

Patient testimonial

"After my normal treatments for a weight training injury were unsuccessful I decided to try acupuncture. After my first session I felt an immediate improvement which continued with each visit. Ivy was very knowledgeable and had some great dietary advice which has improved my psoriasis also"

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