• Treatment Dry Needling
  • Category Professional Athletes Health

Dry Needling is a treatment technique. During this treatment, medical experts are using a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle). This needle is inserting into the muscle in order to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points. This treatment is solving problem with knots in the muscle, and also relaxes the body.

A myofascial trigger point (a knot in the muscle), is a group of muscle fibers that have shortened when activated but have not been able to lengthen back to a relaxed state after usage. This occurs as the muscle fibers become so tight that they compress the capillaries and nerves that supply them. As a result, the muscle is unable to move normally, as well as to obtain a fresh blood supply. This condition may be caused by stress, illness, injury, as well as unexpected movement.

Myofascial trigger point in a muscle leads to:

  • Discomfort with touch, movement, and stretching
  • Decreased movement at a joint
  • Temporary loss of coordination

Dry needling is a very safe method and very similar to acupuncture. It is possible to see some bruises in the place where the needle was inserted, but it depends on skin sensitivity. Also, sensitive people may feel some pain during the treatment.

This treatment is a great solution for pain relieving. In some studies, dry needling provided more relief than a placebo treatment.

Dry needling
Dry needling

Physiotherapy includes:

  • Abnormal bleeding tendency
  • Compromised immune system
  • Vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Children
  • Patients with epilepsy

How Long Does it Take for Dry Needling to Work?

Mobility improvement is immediate. The pain completely decreases within 24 hours. Usually, it may take a few treatment sessions for a lasting positive effect.

Patients are very curious with this interesting treatment that almost immediately relieves muscle pain and tightness. Experts in IM Clinic are more than ready to help with any condition. All we care about is well-being.

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