Dry Needling is use of acupuncture needle that are inserted into skin and muscle directly at myofascial trigger points, periosteum and other soft tissue. Dry needling targets the trigger points in muscles. A trigger point is a hypersensitive region within a muscle (like tender knots or lumps that you can feel in your muscles). It is attractive and effective alternative to traditional muscle release/myofascial release techniques.
Dry needling is effective in following conditions –
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Plantar fascitis
- Lateral elbow pain or tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff tendinopathy