Trigger point dry needling is a specialized technique used for the treatment of muscle tightness and pain and movement impairments.
Through this technique, a “dry needle,” one without medication or injection, is inserted through the skin into areas of muscle, tendon and fascia to release trigger points, knotted tissue and tangled fascia. While the name may sound intimidating, dry needling is safe and performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure.
While dry needling has shown to have great applications in treatment of muscular trigger points and pain, it’s one technique that’s part of a larger treatment plan.
What patients benefit from dry needling?
Dry needling has proven effective in reducing pain for patients with muscular problems and pain, helping them recover quicker and regain range of motion in restricted areas. These are a few ailments that dry needling can help with:
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Hip and knee pain
- Muscle spasms
- Fibromyalgia and fascial dysfunctions
- Shoulder pain
- Tendinopathies (Achilles, Patellar, Gluteal, and Rotator Cuff for example)
For many of us, pain has become a part of our everyday lives.
The simplest of tasks–even sitting still–cause discomfort. We can help!