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Ankle sprain, Acupuncture At Acute Acupuncture, 163 The Terrace Wellington Central, Wellington

Updated: Dec 21, 2023


Ankle sprain, Acupuncture at Acute Acupuncture, 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington
Ankle sprain, Acupuncture at Acute Acupuncture, 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington

An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments that hold the ankle joint together are stretched beyond their limits. It is most often caused by a twisting or turning motion of the foot, but can also occur from a direct blow to the ankle. Ankle sprains are more common in athletes and individuals who engage in high-risk activities. Still, they can also occur from everyday activities such as running, jumping, or even walking on uneven surfaces.

The pathophysiology of an ankle sprain involves damage to the ligaments that hold the ankle joint together. This damage causes swelling and pain in the affected area. The degree of severity of an ankle sprain can vary from mild to severe depending on the extent of ligament damage. In mild cases, the ligament is stretched, but not torn. In more severe cases, the ligament may be partially or entirely torn. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected foot.


Acupuncture has been used as a complementary therapy for ankle sprains. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points of the body. This technique is believed to stimulate the body's natural healing process and help reduce pain and inflammation. Ankle sprains also may be subsidized by The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) if this was an accident and you have an ACC45 completed by your medical provider and is under one year from the date of the injury.


Medical Journals and scholarly articles have investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture for ankle sprains. A systematic review published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies found that acupuncture was effective in reducing pain and improving ankle range of motion in individuals with ankle sprains. Another study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine showed that acupuncture combined with conventional treatment was more effective in reducing pain and swelling than conventional treatment alone.



Ankle sprains are a common injury that can cause significant pain and discomfort. The pathophysiology of ankle sprains involves damage to the ligaments that hold the ankle joint together. Acupuncture is an effective complementary therapy for ankle sprains, helping to reduce pain and swelling. Future research may continue to explore the benefits of acupuncture for individuals with ankle sprains. Overall, acupuncture may offer a natural and safe solution for individuals suffering from an ankle sprain. It is important to consult with a qualified acupuncturist. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. It is important to communicate with your practitioner about your experience to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture Wellington, lets's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this help to answer most people's questions, and please leave a comment below.




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