Dry Needling is a technique used by physiotherapists to treat pain arising from pain sensitive muscles, involving the placement of a needle into a tender point. These tender points can be painful to touch and can produce significant pain over a large area. They may also be too deep to be effectively treated by other treatment techniques and the treatment is often less painful.
Physiotherapists may use dry needling in combination with other forms of treatment including exercises, education, and massage. Like all treatments it can be a piece of the puzzle utilised to get the best outcome.
Dry Needling can be used for:
- Neck and back pain, and stiffness
- Tight Hamstrings and calf muscles
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Shoulder and hip pain