Dry needling is a physical therapy treatment designed to stimulate particular points in your muscles to improve pain and function issues. Typically it relieves muscle pain and tension as well as helps restore range of motion to the treated areas. This often includes common musculoskeletal issues in the shoulders, heels, hips, and back. Normally this method is used in conjunction with other types of therapy, so it can help supplement them and add its unique benefits to your other treatments.
Dry needling uses a very thin needle that gets inserted under the skin and into specific “trigger points.” These trigger points are tight bands of skeletal muscle tissue in a larger group of muscles. Often these points are tender when you press on the muscle group with your fingers. The needle stimulates the tightened part of the muscle, helping it handle pain and function better. It’s always best to work with an experienced physical therapist you trust before considering this method for your pain relief. Let our teams at Castle Pines Physical Therapy and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy help you determine if this method could right for your needs. Contact our Colorado office online or by calling (303) 805-5156.