Outpatient Rehabilitation Trigger Point Dry Needling

TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING

A trigger point is a hyper-irritable area associated with a taut band of muscle fibers and a nodule, or "knot" in the muscle. Trigger points are often the cause of pain in the neck, lower back, shoulders, hips, and other areas and can also cause some headaches. They affect people with chronic pain, acute injuries, or even sports injuries. Trigger points can often be difficult to treat and the pain they cause people significant, pain-related problems.

Trigger point dry needling solves these problems by inserting a small filament needle directly into the tight muscle to release knots, decrease pain, and improve function. Dry needling is a safe, minimally invasive, and efficient way to treat pain from trigger points. Muscle soreness can occur for a few hours after needling into the following day, but afterwards most patients report significantly decreased pain and improved flexibility.

Dry needling can be used for:

  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pains
  • Headaches
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Many Others
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