Musculoskeletal Issues

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Musculoskeletal issues are very common and debilitating problems. Thankfully many issues can be treated and resolved, allowing healthy and active lives to be lead.

What causes musculoskeletal issues?

Musculoskeletal issues are problems you might have with your muscles or bones. Issues can be caused by sudden impact, force, vibration or unbalanced positions. Often resulting from muscular injuries, our muscles can form what we call myofascial trigger points.

When muscle fibres, fascia, ligaments, or tendons become weakened, overstretched, or inflamed, tiny tears in the soft tissue can occur. As the tissue heals it contracts, becoming twisted and knotted, forming the trigger point.

These knotted fibres restrict fresh blood supply to the muscle cells and cause a shortening of the muscle fibres. Knotted regions can be a leading cause of pain and weakness and reduction of muscle flexibility. 

If left untreated, trigger points can spread into other areas, and may even compress and entrap nerves, leading to more symptoms.

Common patient disorders

  • Muscle tension
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle / tendon strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Thoracic outlet compression
  • Epicondylitis
  • Trigger finger / thumb
  • DeQuervain’s syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease, and more.

Our approach to treatment

In accordance with our Three-Phase Treatment System, we begin by using traditional points to disperse qi and blood stagnation. We then move on to treat Ashi points, to break up and release the trigger point. To finish, we may include other treatment techniques such as cupping or gua sha, to lift and stretch tight fascia, and break up accumulated tissue.

Our comprehensive treatment system is designed to give you back range of movement and proper function.

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If you would like to talk to a qualified practitioner about your musculoskeletal issues and booking an appointment, please call (‭02) 9659 6099‬ or send us an email at enquiries@theacupunctureroom.com.au.