Dry Needling Therapy
Functional Dry Needling is a treatment technique used to treat myofascial pain (pain associated with inflammation or irritation of muscle or fascia). A small needle is inserted into the muscle fibers, which typically contain trigger points. The trigger points consist of a band of sensitive skeletal muscle, located within a larger muscle group.
There is no solution injected. Most people will not even feel the procedure, especially if the tissue is healthy. A little discomfort may be reported. If the tissue is sensitive, a muscle cramp sensation or a “twitch” may be felt. The twitch elicits a response that can help to decrease surrouding pain and restore the function of the muscle.
Functional dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain management and sport-related injuries. Some conditions that may benefit include:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Muscle tendonitis
- Neck and back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Muscle strains
- Tennis/golfers elbow
Questions? Contact the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation clinic at 540.316.2680.