Dry needling is an effective procedure that aims to specifically target and bring back muscle function. It can restore normal tissue function and improve tissue healing. This is especially important because if you continue engaging in physical activity when you have poor muscle function, your tissues can become more damaged, resulting in increased pain. Dry needling isn’t intended to be used in place of physiotherapy or surgery, but when combined with these more conventional treatment options, it can accelerate healing, pain reduction and restoration of normal tissue function.
Effects of dry needling
There has been a lot of research done on the positive effects of dry needling on the chemical and electrical communications that take place within the body’s nervous system. These positive effects include encouraging the release of pain-relieving chemicals within the brain and reducing the transmission of pain signals in the spinal cord.
How safe is dry needling?
Dry needling is a completely safe treatment. The needles we use are single use, individually packaged, sterile needles. They are very fine, 0.16mm-0.3mm thick and 1.5 cm-6 cm long in size, and very rarely does any bruising or bleeding occur during insertion.
Dry needling benefits
The biggest benefit of dry needling is that it can provide relief of muscle stiffness and pain. It also targets the trigger points, which can increase range of motion and improve flexibility. That is why this method is often used to treat muscle pain, sporting injuries and even fibromyalgia pain.
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Dry needling is offered at all our Sydney physiotherapy locations.
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