Dry needling is a highly-effective technique that has been gaining popularity in recent years as a way to relieve pain and improve muscle function.
Dry Needling is a technique that involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. This helps to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and promote healing. The needles used in Dry Needling are much thinner than those used for injections, and they don’t contain any medication.
Dry Needling works by triggering a localized healing response in the body. When the needles are inserted, they create small “micro-injuries” that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. This can help to reduce inflammation, promote blood flow, and release tension in the affected area.
Dry Needling is commonly used to treat myofascial trigger points, or ‘knots’ in muscle tissue that is usually associated with an injury or overuse condition. Inserting a needle into the trigger point can help release the muscle by relaxing the local nerves, improve blood flow, and help normalize function of the dysfunctional muscle. This can also reduce pain levels in ways that traditional treatments are not able to.
Some of the conditions we can help you with include:
Don’t let chronic pain or muscle tightness hold you back.
Dry Needling is a physical therapy technique that uses thin, sterile needles to treat muscle pain and tightness. It involves inserting the needles into specific points in the muscles, known as trigger points, to stimulate a healing response.
While both techniques involve the use of thin needles, Dry Needling and Acupuncture are distinct practices with different goals and approaches. Dry Needling is a Western-based medical technique that targets muscle trigger points to alleviate pain and improve range of motion. Acupuncture is an Eastern-based technique that aims to balance the body’s energy flow, or qi, to improve overall health and wellness.
Dry Needling can provide a number of benefits, including pain relief, increased range of motion, improved muscle function, and reduced muscle tension. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and more.
Dry Needling works by targeting trigger points in the muscles and stimulating a healing response. When the needles are inserted into the trigger points, they create a local twitch response, which helps to release muscle tension and promote blood flow to the affected area. This can help to reduce pain and improve muscle function.
While Dry Needling may cause some discomfort, it is generally not considered painful. Many patients report feeling a slight prick or pressure sensation when the needles are inserted, but this typically subsides quickly.
The results of Dry Needling can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some patients may experience immediate relief following a Dry Needling session, while others may require several treatments to achieve the desired results.
Dry Needling can benefit anyone experiencing muscle pain or tension. It is often used to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and more. Your physical therapist can determine if Dry Needling is an appropriate treatment option for your specific condition.
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