We Are Excited to Announce, You Can Now Get Dry Needling Treatment at Robbins Rehabilitation West!
The best way to learned if this new treatment can help you is to come in for a free Dry Needling screen. Call 610-841-3555 today to schedule your FREE SCREEN where you will get...
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Dry Needling FAQ's
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique performed by a physical therapist to reduce pain, muscle tension and improved mobility. The technique uses dry needle, one without medication or injection, which is inserted through the skin into trigger points of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or fascia.
What is a trigger point?
A trigger point is sensitive and tender area within a muscle fiber. When a trigger point is compressed or touched, it may cause pain in other parts of the body. This is known as referred pain and is a sign that the trigger point needs treatment.
Dry needling is used in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including headaches, neck pain, back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, sciatic symptoms hip or knee pain, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer's elbow, overuse injuries, TMJ, piriformis syndrome, achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, and more!
Is it painful?
For most people, there is little to no discomfort with the insertion needle. When the needle is inserted into a trigger pointer or a desired area, the patient may feel a toothache sensation small pinch, or quick stinging sensation. These sensations are normal and even desirable.
The treated area may be sore for 24-48 hours after after dry needling is performed. The soreness can be minimized with heat and drinking plenty of fluids.
How long does it take for procedure to work?
For some patients, the effect is immediate with an increase in motion and decrease in pain and inflammation. Others, experience these positive results the next day. Typically it takes about six sessions for a lasting positive effect.
Why should I choose to dry needle?
Current research supports dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and restores the normal communication between the nerves and muscles. Dry needling often speeds up the recovery time and allows for a quicker recovery process.
What is the overall goal of dry needling?
Dry needling creates the release of trigger points. This results in pain relief, improved range of motion and restored optimal function.
Would you rather speak with one of our physical therapists about our dry needling? No problem! Just call our main number at 610-841-3555 and we can help.