Dry Needling

Dry Needling (DN) is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain. It can promote healing after injury and improves a patient’s ability to move with less pain.

Dry Needling Could Change Your Life For The Better

If you are experiencing pain or dysfunction you are not alone, every year, more than 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain. Physical therapy, thankfully, can provide assistance.

If you are unfamiliar with dry needling and its various health benefits, know that it is one of the many effective treatment methods that our physical therapists at Wright Physical Therapy have in their toolbox. Dry needling is a procedure for relieving pain and muscle tension while also improving mobility.

Request an appointment today if you are looking for an Idaho physical therapist or want to learn more about how dry needling can help you!

The Pain-Relieving Benefits Of Dry Needling

While it is a popular misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. While the two treatment techniques have some similarities, dry needling is entirely based on western medical and research methods.

Dry needling simply provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal and ultimately reduces pain in the process. It is a physical therapy technique that involves inserting a sterile needle between the skin and the afflicted tendons, ligaments, or muscles to relieve pain, reduce muscular tension, and promote mobility.

How Can Dry Needling Benefit Me?

Dry needling may improve a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, and there are several health benefits to using this kind of treatment. At our Idaho physical therapy office, we have discovered that when our traditional exercise-based treatments are paired with dry needling, the great majority of our patients received the pain-free outcomes they desired. After a comprehensive exam to identify the severity of your issue, our physical therapist will tell you if dry needling is the best course of therapy for you!

Some common conditions that can be treated with dry needling are:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain and discomfort
  • Jaw pain
  • Back pain
  • Overuse injuries

A variety of musculoskeletal disorders have been shown to benefit from this treatment method, including:

  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow

Is Dry Needling Painful?

Think again if you are under the impression that dry needling is painful because of the word “needle.” During dry needling procedures, the majority of our patients report little to no discomfort.

Although some patients may experience a “twitch response” when the needle is inserted, our highly qualified physical therapists know how to make the procedure as painless as possible. Patients may experience muscle soreness for 24-48 hours after receiving dry needling, but this usually goes away on its own. Sore muscles can be handled at home with ice and/or heat packs, as well as plenty of fluids.

Ask Wright Physical Therapy About Dry Needling Today

If you are dealing with chronic headache pain, neck pain, an overuse injury, or another form of discomfort, contact Wright Physical Therapy today to request an appointment.

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