Dry Needling is NOT acupuncture
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling and myofascial trigger point dry needling, is the use of needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome.
Dry needling helps in increasing blood flow, reducing referred and local pain, and decreasing overall tightness or banding. Dry needling is also used to improve flexibility and increase range of motion. That’s why this method is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.
dry needling benefits
The Three Top Benefits of Dry Needling Therapy
• Relieve Pain and Muscle Tightness
• Improved Range of Motion
• Speeds Up Recovery
Conditions Treated by Dry Needling in Dubai
- Disc Problems
- Migraine and cervicogenic
- Joint Problems
- Pelvic Pain
- And more
Most Common Questions About Dry Needle Therapy
Does dry needling hurt?
The insertion of a thin filament needle into a healthy muscle can cause some discomfort. However, if the muscle is hypersensitive or has an active trigger point, the patient may experience a cramp-like sensation, which is known as the “twitch” response.
Is dry needle therapy safe?
Dry needling is safe for almost everyone!
However, there are a few circumstances where it might not be the ideal treatment option, as listed below:
- Vascular illness, such as DVT –Diabetes
- Pregnancy –Children
- Frail patients
- Patients with epilepsy
- Patient allergies
Patients should be advised that dry needling therapy may result in minor muscle discomfort or skin bruising.
What is a “TRIGGER POINT” ?
A trigger point is a tense region of muscle inside a larger muscle group that can radiate pain to other areas of the body.
Are there side effects from dry needling?
The majority of dry needling’s effects have been minimal and include:
- Pain during or following therapy
- At the site where the needle was inserted, there was bleeding.
A very unusual complication of faulty needle insertion could be major organ puncture, such as pneumothorax (collapsed lung) caused by needle insertion in the chest that punctures the lung.
Is Dry Needling Good For You?
Our dry needling physiotherapists are here to answer any questions you may have.