The most common injuries in swimmers are related to overuse and cumulative trauma.47 Cumulative, repetitive microtrauma can cause tissue damage that leads to overuse injuries. Early intervention is the key to preventing acute injuries from becoming chronic syndromes.
Inflammation is the primary acute symptom of microtrauma, and reducing inflammation is of the utmost importance in the treatment of overuse injuries.
Dry needling acupuncture therapy is very effective in healing overuse injuries. It can reduce or eliminate soft tissue stress, swelling, and edema. It can reduce inflammation and greatly accelerate the recovery and healing of microtrauma of soft tissue. Dry needling acupuncture can be a useful adjunct to other conventional treatment approaches.
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