Dry Needle Therapy

Dry Needle Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling or intramuscular stimulation, is a therapeutic technique used to treat musculoskeletal conditions and alleviate pain. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points in the muscles, known as trigger points or myofascial trigger points, without the injection of any substances.

Dry Needling

The needle insertion stimulates the trigger point, causing a local twitch response. This involuntary contraction and relaxation of the muscle fibers can help release tension and normalize muscle function.

Dry needling may stimulate sensory nerves, promoting the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body. It may also disrupt pain signals and improve the way the nervous system processes pain.

The needle insertion can enhance blood flow to the area, providing oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and promoting tissue healing.

Dry needling is commonly used to manage a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle pain, myofascial pain syndrome, tension headaches, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and chronic pain conditions.

Dry needling is also used to treat conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome, muscle strains, tendonitis, headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and various musculoskeletal injuries

It can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as manual therapy, exercise, and stretching, as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Dry needling is generally considered safe when performed by trained and licensed healthcare professionals. However, as with any procedure, there are some risks and considerations. Potential side effects may include temporary soreness, bruising, bleeding, or infection at the needle insertion site. It is important to ensure that the healthcare professional performing the dry needling is well-trained and follows appropriate infection control practices.


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