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Dry Needling

Dry needling alleviates tight irritable muscles or trigger points within the muscles. Muscle relief involves using a thin sterile needle into the tight, irritable muscle, releasing off the muscle at a deeper level than massage, it helps promoting blood flow to help the area, allowing the area to heal quicker.

Dry Needling is performed by our qualified Osteopaths, who have undertaken further training in this area, and have years of experience with Dry Needling.

Dry Needling helps alleviate:

  • Tight and irritable muscles
  • Acute back spasms
  • Chronic Pain
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Tennis or Golfers Elbow
  • Tendinopathy

+ What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a type of technique we use to help relieve tension in the body. It works by inserting a thin needle into a muscle or tissue that is sore, this causes a minor injury to that tissue, triggering a healing response. Allowing the muscle to heal faster. It also provokes a twitch response in the tissue, which is the muscle contracting and then relaxing. So, it also allows the muscle to relax and help remove the tightness or ‘knot’ you may have been experiencing.

+ How Does Dry Needling Work

Dry needling uses a very thin needle to cause a minor injury at the site of pain. This signals ‘injury’ to the brain, triggering a healing response . Needling into a trigger point or ‘knot’ also provokes a ‘twitch’ response, this is the muscle contracting and then relaxing, easing the tension in the region. The needle stays in for no more than 1 minute to provoke response.

+ Does Dry Needling Cure Plantar Fasciitis / Tennis Elbow?

Dry needling can be an effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain conditions such as lower back and shoulder pain, tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis.

+ What Does Dry Needling Do?

Dry needling we are wanting a stronger effect on the musculoskeletal tissues, triggering a contraction and relaxation response of the muscle that may be causing your pain. Reduces pain/ tightness, improves tissue healing, restores normal tissue function, reduces inflammation, improves circulation and helps increase mobility/ range of motion.

+ Is Dry Needling The Same As Acupuncture?

In summary dry needling includes deep needles, no more than 1 minute in your body, targeting musculoskeletal tissues, trigger points. Acupuncture includes: superficial, potentially up to 45 minutes, targeting qi flow, pressure points

+ Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The actual inserting of the needle does not hurt these needles are very thin. Sometimes the muscle will twitch when you put it in, and it can feel sore if that happens. You usually will feel a little muscle ache or soreness for a day or two after that feels like you worked out that muscle.

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