For acute and chronic ankle sprains or strains, the patient notices significant improvement after 3 to 4 acupuncture visits. Acupuncture quickly reduces inflammation and promotes healing.
Acupuncture is highly effective for both sprains and strains. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous bands that bind bones together at a joint. Typically, the surrounding blood vessels are also injured, resulting in bruising. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching.
I sprained my ankle quite badly and acupuncture was recommended to me. At first, I did not take the advice but after a week of consistent pain and limping and no significant improvement, I called David Lee. We met shortly after and to my amazement I walked out of his office without a limp after just one visit.
I have been coming to acupuncture for over a month now. When I first came in, my conditions were mostly IBS symptoms and some heel pain. Both symptoms were pretty severe. After the first few treatments of acupuncture, I felt better. I started to feel more relaxed and my sleep became more restful. Today my heel pain has diminished and my IBS is calmer.