Dry needling has become increasingly popular as a non-drug, non-operative therapy for chronic pain. Unlike acupuncture, dry needling procedures and results come from real science. In other words, it works. Let’s learn more about it and how you can find a certified provider near you. What Does Dry Needling Do? Dry needling is an effective pain control technique that causes therapeutic contraction and relaxation of knotted muscle groups. Inserted into these “trigger points,” the thin, ... [Read More]
Archives for January 2023
How Your Physical Therapist Treats Sprains
One of the most common orthopedic injuries is a sprain. Of these, ankle sprain frequently happens to people of all ages who engage in sports, or repetitive activities, such as lifting or running, or are in poor physical condition. Thankfully, physical therapy helps heal sprains and improves muscles and connective tissue strength to prevent further injury. Let’s look at how your therapist treats sprains and where you can go for sprain treatment in Austin, Round Rock, and Manor, TX. RICE Is ... [Read More]
Surprising Benefits of Hand Therapy Massage
In addition to being an effective treatment for injuries and disorders affecting the hands, hand therapeutic massage can also offer a range of other surprising benefits to promote health and well-being. Our hands play an important role in almost everything we do. Unfortunately, this can make them vulnerable to a range of injuries and conditions. From arthritis and tendonitis to fractures and dislocations, these conditions can have a major impact on day-to-day life and prevent us from carrying ... [Read More]
What Can Trigger Point Dry Needling Treat?
Trigger point dry needling is a minimally invasive treatment that is commonly used to treat myofascial pain and conditions that result in chronic pain, such as arthritis. The treatment works by releasing muscle tension and pain with the use of thin, acupuncture-like needles. Myofascial pain is a condition characterized by the presence of trigger points, which are hyperirritable, knotted areas of muscle tissue. “Myo” refers to muscle and “fascia” refers to connective tissue. Trigger points ... [Read More]