Dry needling uses thin needles inserted into precise trigger points to ease muscular pain and restore function and movement. It is particularly useful around the knees, calves and glutes, and is very effective for tendon pain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and bicep strain.
Trigger points are often the source of pain, can be tender to the touch and can radiate pain to other areas of the body. Using needles releases the trigger point, reduces tension and relieves pain.
Dry needling works incredibly well as part of your broader treatment plan, as it allows me to reach tissues unreachable through other methods. It also prepares muscles and tissues for massage.
As the needles are inserted, you may experience a short contraction or muscle twitch which can feel painful. Following treatment you might feel some soreness for up to 48 hours. If needling has been used alongside my other therapies you might also experience a groggy feeling for several hours as your body heals and regains balance. Drink plenty of water and take things easy.