Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles in physical therapy to relieve muscular pain and myofascial disorders. It involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the region of a "trigger point" to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain.
Dry needling helps to accelerate healing by allowing for increased circulation to the injured area, improved oxygen delivery, and stimulation of the neural pathways that can block pain messages as they travel from your central nervous system to your muscles. When combined with the appropriate strengthening or stabilization exercises and biomechanical assessment, dry needling can help to alleviate both chronic and muscular disorders.
Dry Needling for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dry Needling for Plantar Fasciitis
Dry Needling for Low Back Pain
Dry Needling for Lateral Epicondylalgia
Dry Needling for Cervicothoracic Junction Pain