What is dry needling?

Learn about dry needlingDry needling is a technique that targets “trigger points” in your muscles with thin needles to help relieve pain and improve muscle function. Your trigger points are hard, painful knots in muscle tissue. They can make it very difficult and uncomfortable to perform ordinary daily tasks. This problem is often called myofascial pain syndrome, and it’s most common in the neck and the arms. Dry needling inserts very thin needles through your skin to the knotted up muscle below. The targeted process stimulates the trigger point, helping the tightened tissue to relax. This relieves your pain and allows your muscles to function much better.

This technique is not the same thing as acupuncture, though it can seem similar. The process can also be used as just one aspect of a treatment plan; often it’s paired with stretches and exercises targeting the tightened muscles. Let our experienced team help you get the pain relief you need today. Contact Castle Pines Physical Therapy and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy for more information about dry needling or our other treatments. You can use our website or call (303) 805-5156 to reach our Colorado offices.