dry needling

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Dry needling works to release myofascial trigger points (taut or tight bands in the muscle belly) that cause local or referred pain. Your podiatrist may utilise dry needling as a modality to treat your foot or lower limb musculoskeletal pain. It is generally well tolerated by patients as the needles used are very fine. When inserted into a trigger point, a nervous system reaction occurs and often a ‘twitch’ response is provoked leading to muscle relaxation.

 

The benefits of dry needling include:

  • Pain reduction

  • Relaxation of tight muscles  

  • Improve joint range of motion and flexibility

 

Common conditions that can benefit from dry needling include:

  • Calf pain and Achilles issues

  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

  • Shin splints

  • Morton’s neuroma

  • Cuboid syndrome

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