What is it? And how can it help me?
An acupuncture needle is inserted into the taut band of muscle to help relax the muscle and relieve pain and stiffness within the
muscle. The needle often produce the sensation that the traditional Chinese acupuncturists call de qi (meaning numbness and
The needling going into the muscle is swift and painless.
The acupuncture needles once in the muscle cause’s a release of chemicals such as endorphin’s and blood vessel dilation, helping
wash out of the painful inflammatory cells. It is used as part of your treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms and improve
The steps of dry needling:
- Your Podiatrist will find sore spots in your muscle known as myofascial trigger points.
- Acupuncture needle is inserted into the sore muscle
- The acupuncture needle “resets your muscle” help reduce pain and improve function
- The needle is left in you muscle for a few minutes.
- The needle is taken out, and you podiatrist will massage the affected muscles.
What sort of conditions would benefit from dry needling?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Foot pain
Is it safe?
Yes! It is very rare to experience any serious adverse reactions following treatment. As with any treatment, individual responses
vary from person to person. Commonly some people have mild muscle soreness following treatment which lasts 1-2 days, while
other may experience bruising.
What to know more?
If you would like to know more about Trigger Point Dry Needling, please contact Our Podiatrist via our website www.ourpodiatrist.com.au