This injury is common among quarterbacks and is the result of overuse or repeated injury. A quarterback may throw the football as many as 50 times in a game and a few hundred times during practice. Repeating the motion of dropping back to throw the football may cause inflammation of the tendon. This tendinitis weakens the tendon and makes it susceptible to tearing. The tendon also can tear as a result of the trauma of a one-time violent deceleration and planting motion, even in the absence of previous problems.26
Dry needling acupuncture is very effective in reducing the repetitive stress in both tendons and calf muscles if used regularly. In cases of acute rupture, dry needling acupuncture is very helpful in conjunction with other modalities, including surgery. Weekly de-stressing treatment is suggested for prevention, and two treatment sessions per week should be provided for treating the symptoms. Dry needling acupuncture should be provided immediately after the injury.
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