Dry Needling is a technique that involves inserting fine needles into muscle tissue in order to stimulate blood flow and trigger healing. It has been shown to be effective for treating many types of chronic pain, including neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot pain.
Dry needling is a proven and effective treatment for tight muscles, sore muscles, and reduced performance. It releases endorphins that cause natural narcotic-like pain relief, reduces lactic acid build up, and minimizes muscle soreness after exercise.
Dry needling works by using sterile, single-use needles to penetrate the skin at areas of myofascial trigger points. After insertion, dry needling aims for relaxation in the local area and decreased pain. Some individuals may experience relief in hours or days and can often return to their daily activities without restrictions.
If you have ever had a “knot,” “pinch,” or “crick” in your body and suffered from unrelenting muscle pain or discomfort, dry needling is likely a treatment that you should consider.