What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves the use of a thin, sterile, solid, filament needle to promote the healing of “trigger points” – including fascia, ligaments and tendons – to promote relief and healthy physiology.
What is a “trigger point”?
A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable factor in the muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive nodule, or “knot”. This location ends up being agonizing at the site and could also “refer” or travel pain to other parts of the body.
Dry Needling VS Acupuncture?
The goals and philosophy of dry needling by certified physical therapists are not based on ancient theories of traditional Chinese medication. The efficiency of modern dry needling is based upon scientifically-proven Western medicine and modern scientific research of the bone, joint, and nerves.
The only thing that dry needling and acupuncture have in common is the utilization the same device: a solid filament needle.
Does it injure?
Usually, the installation of the needle is not felt. The neighborhood “shiver feedback” may produce a quick pain experience characterized by a tingling, throbbing or cramping experience.
Who can gain from Dry Needling?
Anybody! Here are just a few (by few, we mean a lot!) symptoms dry needling can alleviate:
- Acute and Chronic injuries
- Neck and Back discomfort
- Muscle Spasms
- Hip & Knee discomfort
- Muscular tissue pressures
- “Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow”
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Overuse injuries
- And more!
Are there any type of adverse effects to Dry Needling?
Negative effects might vary among people. Commonly, only light muscle mass discomfort or skin bruising.
Is Dry Needling covered by my medical insurance?
In most cases, it is a charge- or cash-based service offered only by a licensed Physical Therapist.
In chronic pain? Call us at KTS Physical Therapy and one of our certified physical therapists will work with you!
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