Acupuncture and Sports Medicine: A Review of Published Studies

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Title

Acupuncture and Sports Medicine: A Review of Published Studies

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2000

volume

11(2)

Research Type

Systematic Review

Keywords

Abstract

Acupuncture is frequently used as a treatment for acute and chronic sports injury. There is a paucity of large, randomized controlled trials of efficacy. This article reviews the available medical literature of acupuncture treatment in lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, and osteoarthritis. Studies of lateral epicondylitis suggest that acupuncture is superior to placebo. Inadequate data are available to draw definitive conclusions about efficacy of acupuncture in other diagnoses. There is a need for larger controlled trials of acupuncture for most sports medicine musculoskeletal diagnoses.

Time in Treatment

N/A

has health condition studied

Sprains and Strains

has study population number

0

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