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]
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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]
The Benefits of Dry Needling for Trigger Points
Trigger point dry needling is used to treat tight bands or knots of tissue within muscles. These tight areas of tissue can trigger symptoms such as pain and reduced function in different areas of the body. Treatment involves inserting and gently manipulating ultra-fine needles into the affected area to help release the knotted tissue and relieve symptoms. Trigger point dry needling can provide a range of benefits, which you can learn more about below. Effective Pain Relief Trigger points can ... [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]
How Effective Is Dry Needling for Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common reasons people visit an orthopedic doctor. About 1 million Americans suffer from this condition yearly. Plantar fasciitis is known for causing pain in the heel and bottom of the foot that worsens with activity. Most people also feel this sensation first thing in the morning. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for plantar fasciitis, including dry needling. What Is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a type of physical therapy that involves ... [Read More]