Dry needle therapy is a type of acupuncture that involves the use of acupuncture at local, often tender, trigger points. Dry needle therapy is most commonly used to reduce or eliminate pain in the muscles and joints. Like other styles of acupuncture the treatment helps improve the health of the body in a way that is natural. For those in the Orlando area interested in dry needling, we have more information about the technique below.
Dry needle treatment is a style of acupuncture that effectively addresses muscle pain and tightness. It works by finding areas that may be painful and tender to the touch, and selecting acupuncture points in these locations. It is important to seek out a practitioner specifically trained in acupuncture if you are considering dry needling to reduce potential side effects from this type of therapy.
Trigger points, which are areas where the muscle may be hard or knotted, are identified in dry needle therapy so that the fine, stainless steel acupuncture needles can be placed where they will be most effective. This therapy is referred to as “dry needling” due to the fact there is no fluid injected or removed from the body.
Dry needling benefits may include not only relief from muscle stiffness and pain, but a wider range of motion and in many cases improved flexibility. Acupuncture dry needling is frequently successful in treating many types of muscle pain and even sports injuries. This innovative and effective therapy should be considered for those who suffer from a wide range of conditions including:
- Low or upper back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and/or migraines
- Foot pain, plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow (Epicondylitis)
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders
- Nerve issues
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hip bursitis
Whether you have experienced sudden muscle pain or have suffered from back, neck, shoulder, or other pain over the long-term, dry needling and acupuncture are effective therapies you want to consider. Dry Needle and acupuncture therapy can be used on their own, or in conjunction with other treatments such as medications, physical therapy, and surgeries. We invite residents of the Orlando area to learn more about dry needle treatment by contacting us today at 407-673-6700.