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Dry Needling

Reduce Pain With Dry Needling

Reduce Pain and improve function with dry needling, a technique that uses small needles to stimulate muscular and connective tissue.  Dry needling is one of several passive interventions our highly trained physical therapists use in their treatment plans.

At PT Solutions, dry needling is always used in conjunction with other evidence-based treatments, such as exercises and manual therapy. By combining multiple treatment strategies, we create a care plan that will lead to the most effective and successful outcomes for our patients.

How does dry needling work?

With the use of fine, filament needles, this method focuses on irritable muscle “knots” (trigger points) to relieve pain. It’s earned its name since the needles do not inject any fluid or medication into the body. The relief comes from the insertion of the needle stimulating and releasing trigger points in a muscle. On average, the needle will stay inserted anywhere between ten and thirty minutes.

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Which Patients Benefit From Dry Needling?

If you suffer from muscular problems and pain, dry needling could aid in your recovery. The following are just a few of the issues this technique can improve:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Sciatica
  • TMD
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis or Golf Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Athletic and overuse injuries
  • Edema
  • Microcirculation

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