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Do you have painful muscles and trigger points? Dry needling could be the answer.

Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause pain over a large area, leading to difficulty performing everyday tasks. When a person has painful muscles and trigger points, it is sometimes called myofascial pain syndrome. Common locations for these problems are the arm and neck. Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point. Dry needling may release the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and lead to decreased pain and improved function. In a study published in the September 2013 issue of JOSPT, a group of researchers analyzed the results of the best clinical studies that have been conducted thus far to determine if dry needling helps to reduce neck and arm pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(9):635. doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.0505
Ashley Lake is experienced in the use of trigger point needling to relieve pain, for an appointment call 0800 749946Read More: Sept Dry Needling .2013 Perspectives

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