Dry Needling is a therapeutic treatment where a thin filament needle is inserted into a taut muscle that may contain a trigger point. Trigger points are tight tender knots which can cause pain, weakness and musculoskeletal imbalances.
Trigger points commonly refer pain to different areas and develop as a result of overloading a muscle, overuse, or when the body is in a stressed and tense state.
When the needle is inserted into the trigger point, the muscle will undergo a localised contraction known as a ‘twitch’. You may also feel a deep aching in the muscle, both of which are normal reactions and will result in therapeutic benefit from the technique.
After a session of Dry Needling, you should feel a change in the tone of the affected muscle, which will result in improved movement and a reduction in pain.