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Dry Needling

Rockwell Physical Medicine LogoDry needling is a technique that is in use for the treatment of muscular pain and restricted range of movement. This technique uses a “dry” needle, meaning a filiform needle, not a hypodermic needle, inserted through the skin into taught bands of muscle tissue. The “dry” needle is smaller in size as there is no medication passing through the needle. The smaller size changes the amount of discomfort that a regular injection with medication may cause. This will often mean that breaking up a trigger point with dry needling is less painful than the use of the traditional deep tissue massage or trigger point massage.

Dry needling is an effective treatment for a variety of muscle/nerve issues including:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain & knee pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis & heel pain

  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow (lateral/medial epicondylitis)
  • IT Band Syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Calf & hamstring tightness/pain
  • Tension headaches
  • …and many other conditions related to muscle pain and dysfunction.

Dry needling is used to:

  • Resolve trigger points
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Improve Joint Function
  • Improve range of motion.

Research on dry needling shows that dry needling improves pain signaling, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes imbalances of the motor nerve end plates (the area within a muscle where nerve impulses are transmitted to the muscle).

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