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]
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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]
Trigger-Point Dry Needling in the Treatment of TMJ
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge-like sliding joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. You have one on each side of your head, right in front of your ears. Like any other joint in the body, it has a small section of cartilage to prevent bone-on-bone rubbing as you move your jaw. If you have pain or malfunction of this joint, the issue is simply referred to as “TMJ.” Underlying causes of TMJ include jaw injuries, nighttime bruxism (grinding of the teeth), and clenching of the ... [Read More]