Relieve Your Pain with Dry Needling
Are You Living with Pain? Dry Needling Could Help
Have you ever heard of dry needling? If you haven’t, let us explain this helpful, pain-free therapy technique that could change your life.
Dry needling has been shown to improve many musculoskeletal conditions, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.
It’s a safe and effective treatment option that we offer here Expert Physio Plus. Dry needling is used to relieve pain and muscle stress while also enhancing mobility.
If you’re looking for a Gloucester, ON physiotherapist or if you’re looking for more details about how dry needling may help you, schedule an appointment today at Expert Physio Plus!
How will dry needling help with my pain?
Dry needling treatment methods are used by our licensed Gloucester, ON physiotherapists to relieve pain.
Dry needling is not acupuncture, although it is a common misconception. In fact, dry needling is based on modern scientific studies of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
Although there are some similarities, dry needling is strictly based on the principles of western medicine and research.
When performing dry needling, a physiotherapist will insert a sterile needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve mobility.
Dry needling simply provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal and ultimately reduces pain in the process.
Will dry needling cause more pain?
In dry needling procedures, most of our patients report feeling little or no pain.
Our highly trained Gloucester, ON physiotherapists, know how to make the procedure as painless as possible, but when the needle is applied, some patients may still experience a “twitch response.”
This is equivalent to a quick cramp or pain in the muscle. Patients sometimes report feeling some muscle pain within 24-48 hours of dry needling, which usually goes away on its own.
The sore muscles can be treated at home by applying ice and/or heat packs and drinking plenty of fluids.
What are the benefits of dry needling?
There are tons of musculoskeletal conditions that can be treated with dry needling.
At our Gloucester, ON physiotherapy practice, we have also found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free outcomes they were looking for when our conventional exercise-based therapies were combined with dry needling.
Our physiotherapists will let you know if dry needling is the right course of treatment for you, but only after a thorough assessment to determine the severity of your condition!
Get started on your path toward pain relief
There’s only one way to find out if dry needling is right for you. Call our clinic at 613-800-9800 today or click here to request an appointment to learn more about the benefits of dry needling, and if it might be helpful for your pain condition. We’ll get you started on the path to recovery!