- Ankle sprain and strain injuries are stretched or torn ligaments around ankle. Ankle sprain and strain are one of the most common sites of sprains and strains. These injuries can occur from running, walking, falling or twisting during sports activities or other physical activities. The signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain and strain injuries are pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, inability to walk or bear weight on the joint, etc.
Most of ankle injuries may need to take an x-ray to make sure that it's not fractured or broken. Standard protocol for treatment of ankle sprain and strain are Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation or Brace.
In the acupuncture treatment for ankle sprain/strain injuries, ashi points and local and distal points of involved meridians are used to ease tendon and increase blood circulation or decreasing swelling and pain in combined with cupping and moxibustion.
The classical points for ankle injuries are LV4, ST 41, GB 40, BL 60, BL 62, KI 6 and KI 3. Your ankle sprain and strain injuries usually respond well to acupuncture. An rehabilitation exercises should be started early in the treatment of patients with ankle sprain and strain injuries, generally after ligaments and connective tissues have repaired sufficiently. The functional problems and biomechanical alignment problems should be considered for the proper treatment. If you need help, please contact Dr Kim.
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