DRY NEEDLING HELPS RELEASE MUSCLE TENSION AND ACTIVATE MUSCLES THAT ARE NOT WORKING WELL.
Dry needling is a modern innovative treatment designed for fast pain relief. It uses the musculoskeletal model which focuses on anatomy, biomechanics, and individual muscle. It is a modern medical practice that is often associated with acupuncture but aside from providing pain relief and using similar tools the philosophy and treatments are very different.
Dry needling has longer needles and can reach into deep tissue which is not accessible by acupuncture or manual therapy. This technique is used by physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and medical doctors to relieve muscle pain, cramping, tension, improve range of motion, improve mobility and flexibility.
Our muscles sometimes develop knotted areas called trigger points. These trigger points are muscles that are overworked and are in a constant state of a spasm/ contraction. The practitioner inserts thin, stainless steel filiform needles deep into the muscle to release tension which makes the nerve contract and softens right away.
It also helps to increase range of motion and improve flexibility.
In some cases results are instant but you will feel sore the day of treatment. In most cases, you will feel a huge relief the next day and can be back to your regular daily routine within 24 hours. Some patients depending on their condition will require more sessions.
Dry needling is usually considered very safe. Most side effects are minor to none, which include:
Dry needling is not painful but it is uncomfortable and you will feel muscle contraction.
You should always consult your doctor or physiotherapist if the treatment is right for you and your condition.