Dry needling

Dry needling

In dry needling, no medication is injected into the body. A physical therapist will insert the dry needle into the skin or tissue. Inserting the dry needle helps create change in the body’s structure and functions. A physical therapist will test for changes in neuromuscular conditions, pain, movement or weaknesses before and after application.

Can dry needling help my pain?

Dry needling has the ability to help most orthopedic injuries. Some patients have told us it was the most important aspect of their rehab. While others have felt no change or only short-term relief of their pain. Every year new research comes identifying diagnoses dry needling can help the most. Right now, a lot is still unknown on exactly how much it can help a given injury or condition.

TRIA physical therapists rarely use dry needling for a specific diagnosis such as “knee pain.” Rather they use the technique after assessing the patient for impairments or deficits. Dry needling will always be used with your traditional physical therapy program.

Benefits of dry needling

Patients may experience the following days after a dry needling session:

  • Decrease in pain
  • Improvement in function
  • Improvement in range of motion
  • Improvement in muscle firing

Schedule an appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 952-831-8742.

Discuss this treatment option with your physical therapist or physician to ensure there are no restrictions.

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