Dry Needling targets myofascial trigger points – sore tight spots in a muscle that can be tender to touch. These trigger spots form within a muscle, producing a high concentration of chemicals which pool within a hypersensitive band. A sterile, thin filament needle is inserted into the band which helps to ‘reset’ the chemical levels, relaxing the muscle and working to reduce pain.
Dry Needling also stimulates the circulatory system to alleviate swelling from an acutely injured or swollen joint. It also promotes blood flow to damaged tissues to stimulate a healing response.
Musculoskeletal conditions treated by dry needling include: