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Dry Needling

Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure that targets trigger points within muscles to relieve pain and improve function.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into trigger points, which are tight bands within muscles that can cause pain and restricted movement. Unlike acupuncture, which is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on energy flow, dry needling is based on modern Western medicine principles of anatomy and neurophysiology.

How Does Dry Needling Work?

The insertion of the needle into the trigger point stimulates a response from the nervous system, causing the muscle to relax and release tension. This can result in immediate relief of pain and improved range of motion. Dry needling can also promote blood flow to the affected area, aiding in the natural healing process.

Conditions Treated with Dry Needling

What to Expect During a Dry Needling Session?

During your dry needling session at ProActiv Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to identify the trigger points contributing to your symptoms. Once identified, sterile needles will be inserted into these points with precision and care. You may feel a slight discomfort or muscle twitch during needle insertion, but many patients report immediate relief of pain and improved mobility.


Is Dry Needling Right for You?

If you are experiencing muscle pain, stiffness, or limited mobility, dry needling may be an appropriate treatment option for you. Our skilled therapists will assess your condition and create a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs and goals.

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