How Dry Needling Works and Why It Could Work for You

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Perhaps you got a little overzealous with yard work, or finally tackled that 2-day hike you’ve been wanting to do, and now you’re feeling it with aches and pains in muscles you didn’t even know you had! Dry needling is a physical therapy technique that can help you get back to feeling like your old self, you know, before you overdid it!

How Dry Needling Works

Let’s get one thing straight first, though – dry needling is different than acupuncture!

Yes, both techniques involve thin, fine needles, but while acupuncture is all about energy flow, dry needling is focused on soft tissue repair – specifically within those muscles that are making you sore.

The needles are gently tucked under your skin at the trigger points of offending muscle groups. This encourages the tight muscles to relax, increasing blood flow, and boosting the healing process. Pain is alleviated and before you know it, you can move comfortably once again.

This process can be done right at our office, so it’s super convenient. Plus, it’s not only great for those daily aches and pains, but dry needling can be used to help in recovery after a surgical procedure or an overuse or running injury, as well. Even issues like cramps and joint pain can benefit from this innovative treatment method!

So, go ahead – pull those weeds, climb that mountain, do whatever it is you love, and if your muscles don’t like it, just come see us. Our physical therapists will be happy to use a little dry needling to relieve your muscle pain. Call us to find out more or to set up an appointment by dialing (303) 805-5156.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC
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