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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a comprehensive needling technique that eases muscle pain and stiffness. As the name suggests, the needling process is safely performed without fluid injections. Whether it’s muscle tightness from working long hours at the office or knotted areas from intensive athletic activity, this process is designed to safely reduce pain and discomfort.

One of the benefits of a dry needling session is the identification and treatment of specific trigger points on your body. Trigger points are precise locations of muscle tissue that are disruptive and often interconnected with other inflamed parts of the body.

When a trigger point is identified, a series of safe, ultra-thin needles will be inserted to relieve tension and inflammation. Patients may experience immediate relief after their strained muscles are targeted. Blood flow, range of motion and muscle tension are all commonly improved after a dry needling session.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

Dry needling is quite safe for relieving pain and improving function in problematic sites on the body. The trained and certified physical therapists who perform this technique at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute complete the needling process with the utmost focus on patient safety and comfort.

Common Reasons for a Dry Needling Treatment

  • Muscle tension
  • Limited range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Acute muscle pain
  • Shoulder, neck, heel, hip, or back pain
  • Knotted muscle
  • Limited flexibility due to muscle restriction

To learn more about dry needling and whether it can help you with pain management or athletic performance, schedule an appointment with Synergy Sports Wellness Institute.