What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a procedure in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. It is directed at myofascial trigger points in the muscle (or muscles that are in spasm), a palpable tender nodule in a taut muscle.

Muscular spasm can be defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscle group. It is usually the size of a pea and when pressure is applied to the area, tenderness, and referring pain is experienced.

Dry Needling is a scientifically proven form of treatment to treat trigger points.

Dry Needling

Myofascial Trigger Points are Often Responsible for Complaints of a Person With:

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Pain with cervical disc lesions
  • Pelvic pain
  • Headaches
  • Arm pain (tennis and golfers elbow)
  • Shoulder impingements
  • Hamstring strains
  • Buttock and leg pain
  • Knee pain
  • Calf tightness or cramps
  • Ankle sprains

Dry Needling

These problems can be a cause of poor posture, work related tension, stress, sporting activity, injuries and poor biomechanics. After a dry needling treatment the area in the muscle which has been treated feels much softer and relaxed and you will feel looser.