Needling Toward Recovery: My Experience with Acupuncture

Needling Toward Recovery:  My Experience with Acupuncture

As I mentioned in my last article, I developed significant achilles tendonitis around the time of my marathon.  My running coach suggested I try acupuncture.

Now, I’m a Western physician.  I have very little experience with acupuncture, but I’ve ready about its use in the treatment of chronic headaches and chronic pain and as a adjunctive therapy in injured athletes. I figured I’d give it a stab.

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Airrosti: How It Helped Me Finish My Marathon

Airrosti:  How It Helped Me Finish My Marathon

The morning after the Battle of Leon Creek run, my achilles tendons were on fire.  Walking down stairs was uniquely uncomfortable.  My first stop was with my local Airrosti provider, Dr. Jason DeRoche.  I’ve had experiences with Airrosti before.  I was referred there a few years ago by my primary care physician (PCP) after wrestling with a chronic hip flexor issue.  Jason and his team made a huge difference in my hip flexor in a week, so I figured I’d give them a chance with my Achilles.

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