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Overcome Pain from Exercise or Sports with the Assistance of MBR  Practitioners

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Injury from Exercise or Sports?

Regular exercise is crucial for promoting and maintaining good health. However, if you experience increased pain or new pain during exercise, it indicates that your body may not be ready for that particular activity. When the body is unbalanced, strength training can further exacerbate postural imbalances. This can result in strengthening the muscles that are causing pain while further weakening the already weak muscles. Specifically, asymmetry in the feet and pelvis can lead to pain even during exercises like using a treadmill or walking briskly. If you frequently experience injuries or pain, particularly during activities involving rotational movements like golf, tennis, or badminton, it suggests that your body is already out of balance. Furthermore, exercise can worsen the condition of a misaligned body. In other words, post-activity pain is not solely caused by the activity itself, but rather highlights an underlying issue with bodily imbalance. MBR’s EMS Therapy is designed to improve body balance and prepare it for exercise.
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Suspect Ligament Injury?

If you have sustained a ligament injury, it is recommended to rest and apply cold therapy within the first 36 hours. If your legs are swollen, elevating them above your body by using a pillow or cushion can help reduce swelling. Most importantly, avoid unnecessary movement. Ignoring proper treatment and continuing with your daily activities can lead to persistent irritation and potentially worsen the condition, resulting in chronic pain. Therefore, it is crucial to seek timely and appropriate treatment.

Sports injuries can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute injuries may include ligament ruptures, muscle tears, and sprains. On the other hand, chronic injuries often involve stress fractures, such as shin splints. While exercise offers numerous health benefits, it also carries the risk of injury. Let’s explore the types of injuries that can occur as a result of physical activity.

Common Injuries Associated with Golf

Neck Pain

Neck pain often occurs in individuals with shoulder misalignment or an asymmetrical neck position.

Elbow Pain

The elbow pain is a result of damaging the elbow tendon by striking the ground.

Knee Pain

Left knee pain commonly occurs in women with X-shaped knees, as the rotation axis of the knee becomes strained when the torso rotates, leading to discomfort.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain arises from the disharmony of rotator cuff motion caused by an imbalance between the left and right scapula.

Back Pain

Back pain is typically a result of excessive rotation of the body, primarily caused by an imbalance in the hip joint. Additionally, improper movement of the latissimus dorsi can contribute to the development of back pain.


Common Sports Injuries

Ankle Injury

Ankle injuries commonly present as ankle sprains or twists, resulting in damage to the ligaments. Roughly 90% of ankle sprains occur on the outer side of the ankle. It is crucial to promptly administer first aid following the injury and provide appropriate treatment to ensure the ligaments recover effectively. Neglecting initial symptoms and delaying treatment can lead to ankle stiffness, significantly hampering daily activities. On the other hand, if the damaged ligaments are exposed to additional strain before they fully heal, they may become weaker and looser, resulting in joint instability.

In the context of manual bodywork and rehabilitation, MBR offers acupuncture treatments that focus on repairing relaxed ligaments, restoring damaged tissues and blood vessels, and strengthening ligaments and tissues. These treatments facilitate the healing process and promote overall recovery.

Shin Splint
Shin splints are a common occurrence among athletes, often resulting from factors such as sudden increases in exercise intensity, inadequate warm-up before workouts, or extensive uphill and downhill walking during marathons. As a consequence, the shock experienced during these activities is not sufficiently absorbed, leading to the accumulation of fatigue in the muscles and tendons. Pain along the shinbone is particularly prevalent among beginners.

Engaging in marathons can also pose a risk of stress fractures in the hips and legs due to repetitive stress. Fatigue fractures, which are bone fractures caused by microcracks resulting from excessive stress on the bone, are often observed in areas such as the ankles, heels, shins, and spines.

IT (Iliotibial) Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is another common cause of knee pain, characterized by discomfort on the outside of the knee that can extend from the thigh to the buttock. Foot injuries often include Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Achilles tendonitis typically causes pain in the back of the heel, while plantar fasciitis results in pain in the soles and heels. Plantar fasciitis tends to worsen after periods of rest, with particularly severe pain experienced upon waking up in the morning.


MBR Sports Injury Treatment

MBR Treatment Methods

MBR offers a comprehensive approach to sports injury treatment, utilizing a combination of herbal medicine, acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, myofascial relaxation, and kinesio taping therapy.

Our acupuncture treatment for sports injuries at MBR aims to identify the underlying cause of the injury through precise diagnosis. By analyzing the body’s posture and understanding the flow of weakened bioenergy in the affected muscle, we can effectively address the root issue and prevent future recurrences. With a history spanning 3000 years, acupuncture is a safe and trusted traditional Asian medicine that can be employed for a wide range of bodily conditions. Through anatomical stimulation of specific acupuncture points, our treatment enhances overall body function and promotes natural recovery.

Benefits of MBR Sports Injury Treatment

Our treatment at MBR provides rapid pain relief and promotes muscle strengthening. It effectively alleviates pain and inflammation, strengthens muscle ligaments, and restores functionality, resulting in a reduced risk of relapse. By revitalizing blood circulation and enhancing the function of weakened muscles and ligaments, it addresses issues caused by degeneration. It is important to note that our treatment approach is non-surgical, focusing on natural remedies without any associated side effects commonly seen in surgical procedures.