Dry needling is a therapeutic intervention used by Physical Therapists to relieve pain. It involves using a thin filament needle and inserting it into a trigger point. A trigger point is a taut band in a muscle that can refer pain to another area in your body. Releasing these trigger points improves blood flow and oxygen. This can lead to a decrease in pain and improvement in mobility, ultimately helping you return to full function!
How quickly can you see results?
Results from Dry Needling can be instantaneous. Patients can immediately feel an improvement in their symptoms in the same session. The number of visits depends on the diagnosis and the length of time that pain has been present. For more chronic pain, additional visits will most likely be needed to fully eliminate all of the trigger points and painful areas.