These injuries can happen to anyone at any time, from the sedentary desk worker to the overly athletic teenager playing varsity everything. Strains, sprains, falls and slips can happen as a 'one-time' thing, or can occur as a result of overuse. Other common injuries include whiplash, plantar fasciitis, over-stretching, tendinitis, Achilles tendon rupture, bursitis, and other soft-tissue issues. The early application of acupuncture can help with the initial inflammatory response, since acupuncture will help reduce swelling, pain and inflammation. Once the swelling subsides, acupuncture will continue to help you heal by promoting energy flow to the site and helping to prevent inflammation and re-injury. Dr. Smith will discuss with you whether chiropractic solutions are indicated for your injury as well.