Sports Injuries

Acupuncture located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Sports Injuries

Playing sports puts you at risk for injury — especially if you’re an athlete who plays often. Ting Wu, DACM, L.Ac, at NYC Acupuncture + Wellness in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, provides excellent care and treatments for sports injuries. If you’ve suffered an injury and want to get back in the game again soon, reach out to the friendly staff to book an appointment. Call or use the convenient online scheduler today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries can occur during sports activity or even while still in training. They can happen due to:

  • Accidents
  • Poor training practices
  • Improper gear
  • Lack of conditioning
  • Insufficient warm-up and stretching

These injuries can affect various parts of your body, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and joints.

What are common types of sports injuries?

Common types of sports injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Concussions

Dr. Wu can perform a comprehensive evaluation and provide a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

How do sports injuries differ from other injuries?

Sports injuries differ from other injuries in that they often result from physical activity and are frequently associated with specific sports or exercises. They may involve repetitive motions, sudden impacts, or excessive force, which can lead to unique injury patterns.

In addition, if you’re an athlete, you may tend to push your body to the limit, increasing your risk of injury compared to others who engage in less physically demanding activities.

How are sports injuries treated?

At NYC Acupuncture + Wellness, Dr. Wu may use a combination of medical techniques derived from China, Japan, Korea, and Western medicine to provide comprehensive care, which may include:


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice involving the insertion of thin needles into specific points on your body to promote healing, reduce pain, and improve function.

Herbal medicine

Dr. Wu may prescribe herbal remedies to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and support your body's natural healing processes.

Manual therapies

Techniques such as massage, cupping, and gua sha (scraping) can relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and enhance recovery.

Western medicine interventions

Depending on the severity of your injury, Dr. Wu may collaborate with Western medical professionals to provide treatments such as physical therapy, medication, bracing or casting, and, in some cases, surgery to facilitate healing and rehabilitation.

By integrating these diverse approaches, Dr. Wu can address the underlying cause of a sports injury, alleviate symptoms, and promote optimal recovery and performance for athletes of all levels.

If you’re an athlete with an injury, turn to NYC Acupuncture + Wellness to get the care and treatment you need and deserve. Call or book online today.