Dry needling is a treatment technique used to help resolve soft tissue dysfunction. This unique procedure is designed to specifically target and restore muscle and tissue function. It is essential to correct these issues because continued activity with poor muscle function can lead to further damage and increased pain.
Dry needling uses a very fine needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscular and connective tissue trigger points. Trigger points are tight bands of skeletal muscles, or “knots,” located within a larger muscle group, and can be tender to the touch. Dry needling can reduce muscle tension and spasms, decrease inflammation, reduce tissue adhesions, and accelerate a patient’s return to active rehabilitation.
Acupuncture helps with a variety of sports injuries by stimulating nerves, muscles and connective tissues to boost the body’s natural painkillers. Like dry needling, very thin needles are inserted into acupuncture points that are all connected to neurotransmitters that send the brain different healing messages.
Acupuncture is often used to treat minor strains, sprains and arthritis, along with tendonitis, bursitis and lower back pain. Acupuncture helps the body balance, restore and maintain its energy levels, as well as strengthen its weaknesses, which accelerates your recovery time. Patients often see rapid and long-lasting results from acupuncture treatments.