What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique often used by some Chiropractors, Remedial Massage Therapists and other Manual Physical Therapists to help treat musculoskeletal pain and disorders of the spine and extremities. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the tight muscle, commonly known as trigger points.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of Dry Needling frequently include more than just relief of pain from a particular condition. It can also help increase the range of motion and mobility of the surrounding joints and connective tissue of the area being treated. Neck, back, hip and arm pain due to myofascial pain syndrome are commonly treated using this modality.

Some other commonly treated musculoskeletal conditions we treat using dry needling include:

  Sciatica (shooting pain or ache in the leg region)

  Achilles Tendonitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon and calf tightness)

  Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spur (sole of the foot pain)

  Tennis Elbow or Golfers Elbow (tendonitis)

  Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spur (sole of the foot pain)

   TMJ Syndrome (Jaw Pain and tightness)