What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves the installation of a thin, sterile, solid monofilament needle to promote the healing procedure of soft cells (muscle mass “trigger factors”, fascia, ligaments and also tendons, etc) causing discomfort relief and also mitigation of healthy physiology.
Study supports that completely dry needling enhances pain command, reduces muscular tissue stress, stabilizes biochemical and also electric dysfunction of electric motor endplates, as well as facilitates an accelerated return to energetic recovery.
What is a “trigger point”?
A myofascial “trigger point” is a hyperirritable factor in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive apparent nodule, or “knot”. This location ends up being agonizing at the site as well as could also “emit” in predictable patterns.
Exactly what is the distinction in between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
The goals and philosophy behind making use of dry needling by physical therapists is not based upon ancient theories or tenets of traditional Chinese medication. The efficiency of modern completely dry needling by physiotherapists is based upon western neuroanatomy and also modern scientific research of the bone and joint as well as nerves.
Both Dry Needling as well as Acupuncture do, however, utilize the same device; a solid needle filament.
Does it injure?
Usually, the installation of the needle is not felt. The neighborhood “shiver feedback” may produce a quick pain experience that has been called a tingling, throbbing or cramping experience.
Who can gain from Dry Needling?
A selection of bone and joint problems, yet not restricted to: Acute or Chronic injuries, Neck and Back discomfort, Tendinitis, Muscle Spasms, “Sciatica”, Hip and Knee discomfort, Muscular tissue pressures, Fibromyalgia, “Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow”, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Overuse injuries, and so on.
Are there any type of adverse effects to Dry Needling?
Negative effects might vary amongst 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 Certified in Dry Needling.
** If interested, call KTS Physical Therapy at (443) 906-6070 and ask one of our Physical Therapists Certified in Dry Needling if this would certainly be a beneficial addition to your rehab program.