Dry needling is a treatment that involves the insertion of a very thin needle into trigger points or tight muscles of your body.
The main purpose is to improve tissue healing and restore muscle function. Trigger-point dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle.
It is aimed at myofascial trigger points (MTrP) which are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band.
Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at a superficial or deep tissue level.
How it Benefits?
The effectiveness of this treatment depends greatly on the skill of the therapist to accurately palpate myofascial trigger points as well as kinaesthetic awareness of the anatomical structures.