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Dry needling is a technique used by health practitioners to alleviate pain caused from trigger points in muscles. Trigger points can develop gradually over time or after an acute injury and are usually painful with direct pressure.

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  • WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING?
    • A technique used by health practitioners to alleviate pain caused from trigger points in muscles
    • Trigger points can develop gradually over time or after an acute injury and are usually painful with direct pressure
    • Inserting a needle into specific regions of the lower limb causes the muscles to relax, increases blood flow to the area and produces a numbing sensation to significantly reduce pain and soreness
    • It is best used in conjunction with stretches and exercise to help maintain the length of the muscle and also to build strength
  • WHAT CONDITIONS CAN DRY NEEDLING HELP TREAT?
    • Conditions can be varied and will depend on whether the practitioner deems dry needling appropriate. Common areas/conditions dry needling is used to treat include:
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
      • Ankle Sprains
      • Calf Tightness and Cramping
      • Hamstring Strains
      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Improve joint range of motion and flexibility
      • Muscle dysfunction
      • Acute injuries and spasms
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT?
    • May feel a sharp sensation, a quick electric shock or absolutely nothing!
    • Response varies from person to person
    • Depending on what the practitioner wants to achieve the needle once inserted will either be removed straight away or left in for a while and twisted around
    • After, you may experience some soreness, ranging from an hour to a few days – once again very dependent on the individual
    • You may feel bruised or ‘corked’
    • Water consumption is important following treatment
  • WHEN SHOULD’NT YOU HAVE DRY NEEDLING?
    • If you have a fear of needles – often due to the bodies subconscious response to tighten their muscles when scared – this will make the process much harder and can be more painful
    • Pregnancy
    • Clotting disorders
    • Current infection or wounds in the area
  • WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING?
    • A technique used by health practitioners to alleviate pain caused from trigger points in muscles
    • Trigger points can develop gradually over time or after an acute injury and are usually painful with direct pressure
    • Inserting a needle into specific regions of the lower limb causes the muscles to relax, increases blood flow to the area and produces a numbing sensation to significantly reduce pain and soreness
    • It is best used in conjunction with stretches and exercise to help maintain the length of the muscle and also to build strength
  • WHAT CONDITIONS CAN DRY NEEDLING HELP TREAT?
    • Conditions can be varied and will depend on whether the practitioner deems dry needling appropriate. Common areas/conditions dry needling is used to treat include:
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
      • Ankle Sprains
      • Calf Tightness and Cramping
      • Hamstring Strains
      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Improve joint range of motion and flexibility
      • Muscle dysfunction
      • Acute injuries and spasms
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT?
    • May feel a sharp sensation, a quick electric shock or absolutely nothing!
    • Response varies from person to person
    • Depending on what the practitioner wants to achieve the needle once inserted will either be removed straight away or left in for a while and twisted around
    • After, you may experience some soreness, ranging from an hour to a few days – once again very dependent on the individual
    • You may feel bruised or ‘corked’
    • Water consumption is important following treatment
  • WHEN SHOULD’NT YOU HAVE DRY NEEDLING?
    • If you have a fear of needles – often due to the bodies subconscious response to tighten their muscles when scared – this will make the process much harder and can be more painful
    • Pregnancy
    • Clotting disorders
    • Current infection or wounds in the area

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