Dry needling has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people opting for this treatment to ease muscular pain. A needle is placed into a “trigger point” in the muscle, helping to release the knot and reduce or even eliminate discomfort. Dry needling can benefit you if you’re experiencing muscle pain, sports injuries or fibromyalgia. Read on to find out more about this modern treatment.

What is dry needling and how does it work?

Dry needling involves the practitioner inserting thin filiform needles into the skin in order to stimulate trigger points in the muscles. Filiform needles are short, fine and don’t inject any fluid into the body. This is why the treatment is referred to as “dry”.
Dry needling helps to release knots in the muscle, relieving pain or spasms. Usually, the needles will stay in the muscle for a short period of time. However, some forms of dry needling involve techniques known as sparrow pecking or pistoning, both of which use in and out needle insertion. The needles don’t stay in the skin for very long with these techniques – just long enough for them to prick the trigger points.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

More and more people are undergoing dry needling Chelmsford, and with good reason. As the treatment becomes more well-known, it’s becoming an increasingly popular option for those suffering from muscular pain and stiffness. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your muscles, dry needling may provide you with the relief you’re looking for. As well as reducing pain, it can also increase flexibility and range of motion.

Many people believe that dry needling can provide much faster relief than treatments that only use hands. This is because the needle can quickly penetrate through the muscle, achieving excellent results in a short amount of time. In contrast, hands are restricted by multiple layers of tissue. You can expect to feel relief within 24 hours of a dry needling session, with mobility improving almost immediately.

Is dry needling right for me?

If you’re suffering from acute or chronic muscle pain, dry needling could be right for you. The treatment can quicken the muscle recovery process, reducing pain and improving the range of motion. Dry needling can be used to treat a whole range of conditions, including back, neck and joint pain, ankle and foot sprains and strains, calf strains, disk problems, headaches and sciatica. In some cases, acupuncture may be more appropriate. If you’re not sure which is most suitable for your needs, talk to one of our experienced practitioners. We provide both acupuncture and dry needling treatments, allowing us to offer the expert advice that you need.

Book your dry needling treatment today

To book a dry needling session, get in touch with Faye Pattison Physiotherapy today. Call us on 01245 901170 or email us at info@fayepattison.comto discuss your requirements with one of our friendly team.