Sports Injuries Specialist

Daniel Abels, L.Ac. -  - Acupuncturist

Brannan Street Acupuncture

Daniel Abels, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist & Alternative Medicine Practitioner located in SoMa, South Beach, San Francisco, CA

As a skilled licensed provider of acupuncture treatment in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, CA, Dan Abels offers patients on-going care for sports injuries through acupuncture treatments that focus on each patient's individual needs for long-term relief and healing.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What kind of injuries do you treat?

Issues covered under this heading include problems that result from physical training, competitive sports, martial arts, “weekend warriors”, outdoor activities and even unexpected injuries from commonly performed tasks at home. Common injuries are caused by damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. The following list of conditions fall into this category:

  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Bicepital tenosynovitis
  • Lumbar disc herniations
  • Anterior & Posterior cruciate ligament tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Ankle sprain
  • Shin splints
  • Trigger finger

Acupuncture can be used successfully to treat sports injuries. Professional sports teams often have team acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times and resolve chronic conditions. The use of acupuncture to treat sports injuries is based on a long tradition of its use to treat injuries from martial arts training.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

If you don't see your insurance listed, don't worry! Please call our office as this list can change.


Anthem Blue Cross of California
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Shield of California
Coventry Health Care
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net
Multiplan PHCS
Multiplan, Inc.