What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is a treatment method that is utilized to normalize and increase the function of abnormal muscles and other soft tissues. Trigger points ( “knots” ) are taught bands or nodules that form in muscles which lead to localized pain, or pain that can be felt elsewhere in the body. Muscles containing trigger points cannot function properly, restricting movement and causing pain. These trigger points can be caused by a traumatic injury, overuse, a lack of movement and exercise, or nutritional deficiencies. Dry Needling is an established and effective treatment for trigger points and soft tissue restrictions.
How Does Dry Needling Work?
After performing a physical examination and palpating for dysfunctional tissue, thin monofilament needles of appropriate size are inserted into the trigger point to mechanically disrupt and unlock or release the soft tissues. This leads to a reduction in pain, improved local circulation, increased mobility and movement, and improved muscular function.
Common Conditions Treated
Neck Pain / Back Pain / Rotator Cuff Injuries / Strain/Sprains / Sciatica / Headaches / Golfers/Little League Elbow / Tendonitis / Bursitis / IT Band Syndrome
For more information on how dry needling may be able to help you, contact Ryan Lynch, Director of Physical Therapy or Dr. Alan Sokoloff at the Yalich Clinic to schedule a consultation.