22 Feb Dry Needling
Do you suffer from muscular pain?
Does it feel like a deep dull ache which increases with movement?
Dry needling can help relieve muscular pain and improve muscular function.
Stagnant and prolonged muscle tension leads to decreased use of the muscle. It may lead to the body using other muscles to do the same action and compensation patterns can begin to form. This can often cause an overload of other muscles resulting in additional tension or an injury such as a muscular or tendinous tear.
Long term effects of not acting on a tight muscle could make it harder to revert back to an efficient motor control pattern; increasing the spread of pain and rehabilitation time.
Clients who actively try to relieve muscular pain within one week of feeling it, have a higher chance of healing, staying in their normal routine and are at less risk of more serious injury.
A simple treatment that can prevent this is dry needling. If you are not getting the results with deep tissue massage, dry needling is a great alternative way to release a muscle.
Dry needling is the insertion of thin microfilament needles into a specific area with the purpose of relieving pain, improving function and increasing the range of movement with the associated area.
Dry needling has proven to be effective for muscular pain, fascia, scar tissue adhesions, tendons and neural conditions. A small sample of these clinical studies from 2018 were for conditions including jaw pain, acute golfers elbow, shoulder impingement, sub acromial bursitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, lower back pain, muscle spasticity after stroke and plantar fasciitis.
Dry needling should neither be highly painful, sharp or burning. It is supposed to produce a deep dull ache through the muscle and may create acute momentary episodes as the needle is maneuvered. However, when performed by a highly qualified therapist the process is safe and hygienic.
Although dry needling is quicker, more precise and can be less painful than trigger point therapy; a trial was conducted on the shoulder concluding that both methods were significantly effective in pain relief and increasing mobility of the region. However, studies show greater results when combining therapies.
If you are getting a deep muscular ache or have any of the above conditions you can try dry needling. Dry needling is safe, quick, effective, low risk and low pain treatment aligning with a biomedical view.
If you are still struggling to figure out what treatment you need, call us on 3852 2434 or private message us to get your free 15 min assessment, so we can customize and create a plan for your needs and goals.