Therapeutic Dry Needling
Dry needling can help you relieve tightness, muscle pain, cramping and even improve your flexibility. This is done by inserting a needle directly into a knot or pressure point (also known as trigger points) to release tension in the muscle. The needles contain no liquid, and nothing is injected.
Dry needling is NOT acupuncture! Acupuncture seeks to balance and alter the flow of energy along traditional Chinese meridians and is a complementary medical practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine to treat health conditions.
Dry Needling Can Help You With:
Migraines & Headaches
Myofascial trigger points can be a source of pain caused by overuse, poor posture and stress resulting on Migraines/Headaches.
When we insert the needle into the trigger point the muscles contract then become very relaxed as they release tension. pain killers will help with the pain level but they don’t attack the source of the pain. Stop damaging your body with anti-inflammatory drugs and try dry needling.
Our patient was not able to run, jump and constantly having pain on her big toe and along her leg. She thought it was due to her bunion or shin splints. After a few tests, we discovered the root cause of her pain was the superficial fibular nerve that runs from the side of her leg to the toes (see video). One method we are using to help our patient is therapeutic dry needling and she is already feeling much better.
Dry needling is like hitting a reset button on your TV remote when it’s malfunctioning. It helps release tension and decrease pain while normalizing surrounding tissues and promoting healing times.
Dry needling is another tool in the tool box to help my patients get better. Dry needling creates mild trauma to the dedicated region in order to create an inflammatory response and improve healing time. It’s like pressing the reset button to your nagging injury.