What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?
It is an extremely effective technique using a very fine solid filament needle to deactivate or shut down painful or knotted areas in your muscles. It is called “dry needling” because no solution is injected. It is also called Intramuscular, Integrative, and Functional Dry Needling as well. When the fine needle is injected into deep parts of the muscle, we elicit a twitch contraction followed by tissue relaxation. This technique can achieve amazing pain relief and and mobility that you never thought possible.
At ASPT we use TPDN daily to :
- Speed healing time
- Induce a healing response in the tissue
- Restore tissue length
- Reduce muscle tension and pain
- Increase mobility
- Get people back to sport and exercise ASAP
What types of Conditions does TPDN assist?
- Neck, back, hip, knee, shoulder pain
- Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis
- Muscle strains/ sprains
- Head aches
- Athlete performance, overuse
Does the needle hurt?
Because acupuncture needles are very fine and solid, they do not hurt like hollow injection needles. You may feel a twitch, deep ache, soreness,and blood flow. Because we treat tender areas, there may be some discomfort. The short term discomfort is well worth the relief it provides.
Is Trigger Point Dry Needling Acupuncture?
No, TPDN is based on western medical research and principles.
Dry Needling is based on the current understanding of neurophysiology and functional anatomy.