Dry needling is a pain reduction technique performed by a trained certified therapist. The goal of dry needling is to deactivate trigger points and restore function. A trigger point is a painful muscle knot that can develop from overuse and can be painful at rest, upon motion or with pressure. Inserting a thin sterile needle into the trigger point causes favorable changes that assist in reducing pain, allowing the tight muscle to relax. Dry needling can be an effective treatment for many musculoskeletal issues including:
- Upper Extremity Muscle Strains
- Shoulder and Periscapular Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Scar Management
Ask your doctor or therapist for more information about incorporating dry needling into your treatment plan.