Dry needling provides relief for muscular pain, increases blood flow, improves flexibility, reduces inflammation and increases range of motion, which is why it is often used in treating chronic muscle tightness and sports injuries.
Thin needles are used to penetrate the skin and stimulate trigger points within the body where nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. Trigger points often develop when muscle capacity is exceeded and normal recovery is disturbed which happens often during occupational, recreational or sports activities.
An overactive muscle, for example, will respond with a twitch that relaxes the trigger point muscle fibers, which in turn releases muscle tension and pain.
Our therapists often achieve quick results with dry needling and use it to treat:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Thoracic pain
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Hip flexor tendinitis (common in runners)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- TMJ dysfunction