Could Dry Needling help me?

Cody Watson, PT, dry needles a patient at Grand Island Physical Therapy.

Suffering from a Sports Injury or Other Chronic Pain?

Dry Needling is the process of inserting a small monofilament needle directly into a tight, painful muscle to elicit a twitch response. This twitch response causes the muscle to “release”, resulting in muscle lengthening, improved blood flow, and reduced compression of nerves. Dry needling is used to reduce pain, improve mobility, and improve muscle function.

Dry needling is a relatively painless procedure with most patients experiencing a small “cramping” sensation that is very brief. This sensation is desired to elicit the twitch response. Many patients feel immediate improvement with one session, and experience lasting results in 3-5 sessions.

Dry needling has many great benefits and can address a wide array of neural and musculoskeletal conditions, including:

• Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
• Cervical Strain
• Whiplash
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Headaches
• Carpal Tunnel
• Tennis Elbow
• Golfer’s Elbow
• Lumbar Strain
• Disc Herniation
• Gluteal Tendinitis
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Sciatica
• Quadriceps Strain
• Patellar Tendinitis
• Patellofemoral Syndrome
• Iliotibial Band Syndrome
• Shin Splints
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Achilles Tendinitis
• Tarsal Tunnel
• Scar Tissue Adhesions

This list is only a few of the conditions that may benefit from trigger point dry needling. If you have any questions whether or not dry needling can treat your specific pain or injury, contact one of our clinics.