What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling isa very effective form of therapy that is growing in popularity and usage. It involves the use of needles to stimulate and break up knotted or hard muscle tissue – called “trigger points” – usually located deeper in the body.
It’s called “dry” because the needle isn’t injecting a fluid – unlike, say, a needle used to inject a vaccine. The sole purpose of these dry needles is to treat the trigger points.
For deeper, intramuscular trigger points, dry needling can be quicker and more effective than traditional physical therapy treatments.
potential benefits of dry needling:
- Reduces low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, myofascial pain
- Accelerates your body’s natural healing processes
- Resolves headaches, migraines
- Increases blood flow
- Increases range of motion
- Lowers muscle tension
- Treats fibromyalgia
- Treats plantar fasciitis
- Treats golfer’s elbow
- Treats carpal tunnel syndrome
- Helps with tendonitis
- Reduces sciatica symptoms