Dry Needling is a valuable, effective and efficient physiotherapy treatment approach. It is an invasive procedure in which a thin solid filament sterile needle is used. Dry Needling involves insertion and manipulation of the needle in the myofascial trigger point.
The purpose of this technique is to inactivate the myofascial trigger points by producing a local twitch response. This local twitch response then releases the shortened bands of muscle fibers. The result is muscle relaxation and pain relief. Eliciting this local twitch response is important for successful deactivation of the trigger point. No medication of any kind is injected. Inactivation of the trigger points can bring immediate relief of symptoms.
You will find our comprehensive patients’ guide on Dry Needling/IMS very insightful.