Acupuncture for Injuries and Pain

Santa Cruz Acupuncture

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic 

303 Potrero Street, Building 42 Suite 306, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Phone: 831-459-6762

Fax: 831-400-5068


Dr. Daniel Rola, DTCM, LAC and Kathleen Manza, LAC provide holistic treatments for pain, work- and sports-related injuries using acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, sports and tui na massage, suction cupping and gua sha, and exercise therapy.

General pain conditions

  • Arthritis and joint pain (shoulder, wrist, hand, knee, ankle, foot)
  • Bursitis (shoulder, hip, calcaneal)
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/causalgia
  • Headaches (migraine, tension, cervicogenic)
  • Muscle tension (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Muscle spasms (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Overuse /over-training injuries (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh)
  • Pain from cancer
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Repetitive strain injuries (shoulder, arm, back, thigh, calf, foot)
  • Spine pain (neck, thorax, low back, sacro-iliac joint)
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains (back, neck, shoulder, wrist, hand, knee, ankle, foot)
  • Strains (shoulder, arm, neck, back, thigh, calf)
  • Stress-related pain (neck, shoulders, low back, headaches)
  • Tendonitis, tendonosus, tendinopathy (shoulder, knee, ankle, foot)

Low back pain, sacroiliac pain and pelvic pain

Neck pain and thoracic pain

  • Cervicalgia
  • Cervical disc pain
  • Cervical radiculopathy (nerve root injury)
  • Neck degenerative disc and joint disease
  • Neck facet joint pain and arthritis
  • Neck myofasical pain syndrome
  • Neck sprain/strain
  • Thoracic degenerative disc and joint disease
  • Thoracic disc pain
  • Thoracic facet joint pain and arthritis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Upper back muscle strain
  • Whiplash syndrome

Headaches & facial pain

  • Dental and jaw pain
  • Migraines
  • Orofacial pain
  • Tension headaches
  • TM joint pains

Shoulder pain and upper arm pain

Elbow pain, forearm pain, wrist pain, and hand pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Epicondylitis
  • Finger sprains and arthritis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Hand sprains and arthritis
  • Little league elbow
  • Radial neuritis and neuropathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ulnar neuritis and neuropathy
  • Wrist sprains and arthritis

Hip pain, thigh pain, and knee pain

Calf pain, ankle pain, and foot pain

  • Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy/tendonosus
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle/foot tendonitis
  • Calcaneal bursitis
  • Calf strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin splints
  • Turf toe

See List of Diagnoses Treated with Acupuncture for a full list of medical diagnoses (with ICD-9 codes) that I have treated in my clinical practice.

See full list of conditions recommended by the World Health Organization for treatment with acupuncture.

Don’t see your condition listed? Need more information regarding acupuncture treatment for a specific problem? To discuss whether acupuncture is appropriate for you, we invite you to:

We specialize in acupuncture orthopedics and the integrative, holistic treatment of pain, sports injuries and neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, serving acupuncture patients from Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley, Watsonville, Live Oak, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Felton, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Boulder Creek, Corralitos, Aromas, Los Gatos, San Jose, Salinas, Castroville, Prunedale, San Juan Bautista, and Monterey since 2003.

Nearby zip code areas include: 95060, 95062, 95010, 95073, 95076, 95003, 95065, 95005, 95019, 95066, 95018, 95005, 95006, 95017, 95018, 95033.

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