sports injuries, sports medicine

Sports Injuries

Are you wondering if traditional Oriental acupuncture and medicinals are useful to relieve injuries from sports and athletic activities? If you answer "yes", then you can come to our site for information on the relief of sports injuries with traditional Oriental medicine.

Years of study and practice have revealed that traditional medicines and acupuncture can effectively help sports injuries. Although this aspect of acupuncture is not known to everyone, we always advise a patient to give it a try and undergo treatment within 48 hours of any type of overuse injury, trauma, or injury during sports or recreational activity. Injury at the workplace can also be addressed.

Traditional Chinese medicine, one of the ancient systems of treatment which includes Japanese, Tibetan, and Ayurvedic forms, is a rare art that is very popular in Europe and the Far East. For more than 2500 years, generations of patients and physicians have depended on traditional medicine for treating injuries from martial arts training, and athletic and recreational sports activity.

All sorts of sports injuries, from bruises to sprains and strains and even fractures, can be partially or completely treated with acupuncture and plant derived medicinals. In our practice, these modes of treatment have successfully helped the sports injuries of professional athletes, martial artists, dancers, performers, animal trainers and horsewomen.

The results of treatment for sports injuries are often very satisfying to the patient in terms of pain relief, decrease of swelling, bruising, and stiffness. The period that it takes to return to normal function may also be decreased.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.

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