Dry Needling

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is used to address pain and movement issues caused by myofascial trigger points. A physical therapist uses this method to put small needles into or near painful trigger points. The needles stimulate your muscles, causing them to contract and twitch. This helps to reduce discomfort and increase range of motion.

What conditions are suitable for dry needling?

– Headache.
Osteoporosis and pain in the muscles and tendons.
– Muscle spasms.
– sciatica.
– Knee pain.
– Backache.

Is dry needling painful?

Patients frequently do not feel the needles enter because they are so little, but with acute pain, they may experience a slight tingling sensation.

How is dry needling done?

When your muscles become fatigued, the muscle fibers do not receive an adequate blood supply, and hence do not receive the oxygen and nutrients that allow your muscles to recover to their normal resting condition, leaving the area uncomfortable and sore. Stimulating the pain trigger point with a needle helps to restore the normal blood supply, flushing the area and relieving tension. The tingling feeling can also cause the release of nerve fibers, which stimulate your brain to release endorphins, the body’s homemade pain reliever.