Dry needling therapy, also known as trigger point dry needling, is a technique used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals to alleviate pain and improve mobility. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points in muscles to release tension, improve blood flow, and promote healing. During a dry needling session, the practitioner will insert needles into trigger points, which are knots or bands of muscle that have become tight and tender due to injury ... [Read More]
The Benefits of Dry Needle Therapy
Dry needle therapy is a safe, effective, minimally invasive treatment that can help relieve myofascial pain and other symptoms. The treatment is performed by skilled, certified physical therapists and involves using thin,‘dry’ (non-medicated) needles to target underlying areas of knotted tissue, known as trigger points. Myofascial pain affects the muscles and connective tissues, causing trigger points. These are small areas of tightly knotted muscle fibers that are hyperirritable when ... [Read More]
What is Dry Needle Therapy?
Chronic pain, whether episodic or continuous, mild or excruciating, can take a significant toll on your physical and emotional health. If you have chronic or long-lasting pain that is not getting better with rest, medications, and other treatments, dry needling may help you. Dry needling, also known as trigger, point dry needling, or myofascial trigger point dry needling, is a relatively new and innovative approach to treating myofascial pain. Let’s talk about what dry needling therapy is, ... [Read More]
How Do I Find a Certified Dry Needling Provider?
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]
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]