16| Volume 16, SUPPLEMENT 1, e8, December 2013

Management of pain associated with acute sports injuries—Is acupressure a way to go?

      Introduction: In excess of 10 million sport-related injuries are sustained globally each year, and an important component of the athlete's recovery is the management of their pain. However, many injuries occur on sports grounds that do not provide immediate access to qualified medical care resulting in increased morbidity for many athletes. Acupressure is an easily applied modality which has been effective in pain moderation in specific populations, but surprisingly not previously trialed in athletes. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of acupressure for decreasing pain in athletes with an acute sports injury.
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