Dry needling is similar to acupuncture and employs the same type of acupuncture needle. Dry needling is also known as trigger point dry needling, because a small, solid filament needle is inserted into a muscle contracture (painful knotted muscle) known as a trigger point.
Dry needling decreases pain, reduces muscle spasms, and improves circulation and flexibility.
Dry needling can assist with many common conditions, such as:
- Neck/Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Hip and Gluteal Pain
- Knee Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
- Chronic Pain
- Athletic Performance