Dry Needling is a treatment technique which involves your Podiatrist inserting a very thin needle into an area of sensitive tissue such as a myofascial trigger point.
Dry needling into a muscular trigger point can result in a nervous system reaction that can allow the muscle to relax further and reduce myofascial pain. It works by inserting the needle into the trigger point in an attempt to cause favourable biomechanical changes to reduce pain. Stimulating a local twitch response is essential with dry needling.
Common areas treated with Dry Needling:
- Calf Tightness and cramping
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fascial Pain
- Hamstring Strains
Dry needling is a great initial treatment modality when treating acute muscle injures and spasms. Your podiatrist will use this treatment to compliment other treatment options to optimise your healing and injury recovery.