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Sports Injury Specialist

Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinics located in Irvine, CA & Fullerton, CA

A number of minimally invasive and effective procedures can treat sports injuries of all levels of severity. If you are suffering from a sports-related injury, Brian Lee, PhD, at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute in Fullerton and Irvine, California, offers a variety of solutions. You can find pain relief and recovery from a sports injury with acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic practices. Reach out today via phone or by booking an appointment online.

Sports Injury

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are the types of injuries that occur when exercising or playing sports. Adults of all ages are at risk for sports injuries, especially if you are not regularly physically active or have just started participating in a new sport. Some common injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains caused by overstretching or tearing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Knee, back, or shoulder injuries
  • Bone fractures 
  • Rupture of the Achilles tendon 
  • Dislocation of shoulder, hip, or other bones 
  • Tear in rotator cuff muscle 
  • Muscle swelling or pain

When any sports injury occurs, it’s important to seek treatment to avoid a chronic problem.

How is a sports injury diagnosed?

The sports injury specialists at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute perform a thorough examination of your medical history and current symptoms. They may also request X-ray scans or other imaging to view the inner structures of your body at the location of the pain or injury. 

If you think you have a sports injury and are experiencing pain, crunching or popping sounds, or weakness in an area, reach out for an appointment. 

What are the treatment options for a sports injury?

Your provider at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute may recommend rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol) before or after various other treatments. 

Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute works to treat sports-related injuries in the joints, back or neck, and inflammatory issues. Your treatment plan for a sports injury may include one or more of the following.

Chiropractic manipulation

An expert chiropractor applies pressure to specific areas of your spine and body, in order to increase alignment and relieve pain. With a focus on the musculoskeletal system, this hands-on treatment improves mobility and aids in the recovery from sports injuries.


Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute focuses on long-lasting injury recovery results as well as immediate pain relief. Physiotherapy is useful in both areas. 

Physiotherapy encompasses a prescribed wellness and lifestyle strategy in addition to stretches, exercises, and massage solutions. By treating muscle tension, patients can find fast-acting relief and also prevent further injuries.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is often encouraged for patients, as it relieves tension in muscles that improves injury recovery and relief. Massages also increase circulation and blood flow in the body, which alleviates pain. 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

TENS therapy involves low-voltage electric currents that relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and lessen muscle spasms and muscle atrophy. 


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique that involves inserting needles into certain pressure points on the body. This can redirect the chi, or flow of energy, through the body and establish balance and pain relief. Patients lie on their back or stomach with needles in specific points, allowing for relaxation and subsequent tension relief.


Reflexology is a massage practice that improves the flow of energy in the body and releases tension. It involves pressure on the hands, ears, and feet. 

If you are seeking compassionate care for your sports injury, reach out to Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute via phone or book a consultation online today.