Acupuncture For Tight Calf Muscles
Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:29 AM
Just out of interest has anyone had acupuncture and found that it worked for tight calf muscles / compartment syndrome??
My physio did some dry needling and acupuncture a couple of days ago and my calf muscles don't feel so fatigued anymore and I noticed the difference immediately?? I haven't started running yet, as I was told I may have compartment syndrome about 3 weeks ago.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:05 AM
I had dry needling done on the muscle on the front shins - for shin splints - and though it felt like had a really bad bruise for a couple days it worked perfectly. Loosened everything up and no more shin splints!! The physio also massaged some tight bits out of my calf that were contributing - so feel like a new man now!!!
Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:43 PM
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:04 PM
Who in Melbourne do you see WOW? I want to try this dry needling out for my ITB but have not had any luck finding someone who uses it as a form of treatment who is not booked out for the next two weeks or thereabouts.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:51 AM
I know it is out of your way but the two physio's in Caroline Springs both offer dry needling and are not booked out that far (you could probably get a booking later this week).
Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:41 PM
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:37 AM
I can recommend Tom at Vigor Fitness in Fitzroy if that's closer.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:32 PM
Edited by PEEKIE, 05 November 2008 - 08:48 PM.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:24 PM
In my experience the only thing that works for compartment syndrome is lots & lots of cold treatment immediately after exercise - or (and I don't have personal experience in this but know folks who do) surgery to expand the sheath in which the muscle sits.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:52 PM
Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:51 AM
Thanks for your advice. I'm hoping it's not compartment syndrome but the physio has been trying acupuncture and exercises before I try running again and hopefully I won't need the comp syndrome test!
Thanks all for your help!