Dry Needling

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Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective and relatively pain-free therapy used for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.
It involves the use of acupuncture needles inserted into a muscle's trigger points, a sensitive area within a taut band of a muscle that is painful on compression or muscle contraction. Western dry needling should not be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture despite both techniques utilising the same type of needles. Dry needling is used for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and is not used for treating other conditions that TCM is commonly used for.

Dry needling may help conditions such as:

  • Acute/Chronic injuries
  • Headaches
  • Neck/Back pain
  • Tendon injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Hip/Knee pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Repetitive overuse injuries

What are the side effects to Dry Needling?

Side effects can vary among individuals. Most people experience little to no side effects but on some occasions may experience mild muscle soreness or skin bruising following treatment.