Hong's Health Care


Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a skilled technique using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and or underlying tissues to affect change in the body structures and overall function.

Dry needling targets myofascial trigger points, which are areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, believed to be associated with pain and dysfunction. Dry needling is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment approach alongside other physical therapy techniques to address conditions such as chronic pain, muscle strains, tendon injuries, and joint dysfunction.

Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture.
It is rooted in modern and Western scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems with evidence based therapeutic effects.

What Are the Benefits of Dry Needling?

  1. Trigger Point Deactivation: Dry needling targets trigger points, which are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle associated with palpable nodules and taut bands. By inserting needles directly into these trigger points, dry needling can help deactivate them, reducing local muscle tension and alleviating associated pain.
  2. Pain Control: Dry needling may stimulate the body’s natural pain modulation mechanisms. The insertion of needles into trigger points can activate sensory nerves and promote the release of endogenous opioids and other neurotransmitters, leading to pain relief.
  3. Improved Muscle Function: Dry needling can help improve muscle function by releasing tightness and reducing muscle spasms. By targeting areas of muscle dysfunction, dry needling may restore normal muscle length and flexibility, leading to improved movement patterns and function.
  4. Enhanced Blood Flow: The insertion of needles during dry needling may promote local vasodilation and increase blood flow to the treated area. Improved circulation can facilitate the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles, as well as the removal of metabolic waste products, promoting tissue healing and recovery.
  5. Neurological Effects: Dry needling may have neurological effects, including the modulation of nerve impulses and the normalization of nerve function. By targeting sensory nerves and motor endplates, dry needling can influence neuromuscular activity and restore proper signaling between the nervous system and muscles.

What Can I Expect From Dry Needling?

Most patients experience little to no discomfort with this treatment. However, residual soreness may be present which would last no longer than 48hrs. Sore muscles can be treated with heat or ice alongside drinking lots of fluids.

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