Treated Conditions / Injuries / Sports Injuries

Common medical diagnoses that fall under the category of Sports Injuries which can be treated with acupuncture include: Femoral adductors syndrome (FAS) Rotator cuff (shoulder) tendonitis. Ankle sprains Soft-tissue adhesions Medial and lateral epicondylitis, Frozen shoulder, Plantar fascitis, Acute olecranon bursitis, Acromioclavicular joint separation Osteoarthritis of all joints, Meniscal tears, Bicepital tenosynovitis, Llumbar disc herniations, Anterior & Posterior cruciate ligament tears and more.

How Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture is successfully treat of Sports Injuries because it reduces pain, increases range of movement, decreases re covery and healing time, and strengthens weakened parts of the body.

Acupuncture has been also proven to stimulate the release of serotonins and endorphins to aid pain relief and promote healing. Acupuncture increases local circulation to the area of the injury to intensify healing and reduce swelling and bruising. Acupuncture is able to relax muscles and relieve spasms to alleviate pain and increase the range of motion.

TCM Treatment Method and Technique:
In Chinese medicine sports injure name as Bi syndrome. After the acute traumatic injure, qi stagnation and blood stasis occurred. Clearing pathogenic factors, expel blood stasis and move the qi and blood is the main focus. Regular acupuncture points appears to be used near by the injure site and Ahshi points (pain trigger point). There are some experienced points effective for specific problem. The methods used to stimulate them and the surrounding areas by using Acupuncture

  • Electro-acupuncture. Laser therapy Massage
  • Cupping
  • Moxa

Dr Pakula specializes in treating acute and chronic pain with acupuncture and herbal medicine for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Depending on the patient’s condition, we provide electrical muscle stimulation, manual therapy, heat/cold therapy, traction, paraffin, and exercise. You will notice as you read about our various services that they interact and support each other in a holistic approach to physical and mental health and harmony.

Dr Pakula has treated many athletes with acupuncture and herbal products (topical and internal) for acute pain due to sport injuries. She is highly qualified, with intensive postgraduate training and board certification in acupuncture. It is important to get acupuncture treatment for a sports injury as soon as possible to help alleviate acute pain quickly before it becomes chronic. Her patients include:

  • Professional baseball players (Washington Nationals)
  • Professional football players (Miami Dolphins)
  • Tennis players
  • Competitive swimmers
  • Runners
  • Golfers
  • Bicyclists

Acupuncture for Sport Injuries

Dr Pakula has treated numerous patients for sports injuries, often working with orthopedic surgeons. Many patients with pain due to a sport injury have chosen Dr. Pakula as their primary treating physician. She also receives referrals from orthopedists to help their patients return to work by treating them with acupuncture to control and manage their pain.

If your musculoskeletal pain condition is not listed, please call Dr. Pakula 954 -880-0090


Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center
12301 Taft St #200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 880-0090