A patient recieves a dry needling procedure in Calgary

Dry Needling: A Way to Treat Muscle Pain

Dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle, such as an acupuncture needle, is inserted into a trigger point in a muscle. Trigger points are irritable spots in muscles that can be tender and feel like little knots or lumps in the muscle. 

A patient recieves a dry needling procedure in Calgary

Hyperactive trigger points can cause both local and referred pain and may also contribute to muscle weakness and restricted range of motion (ROM).  The pain caused by trigger points is due to hypoxia (decreased oxygenation) and decreased blood flow within the trigger point.  This can lead to pain and sensitization of the muscle and the nervous system.  

Dry needling has been shown to decrease hyperactive muscle tone, improve pain and increase ROM.  The mechanism is thought to be due to a local twitch response of the muscle being needled, the increase in local blood flow and oxygenation and the stimulation of a local and central nervous system response.  

Dry needling is indicated for myofascial pain and the management of strains, tendinopathies and osteoarthritis.  It is performed by a physiotherapist trained in the procedure. 

When seeking the expertise of a skilled physiotherapist in Calgary, you’re not just accessing a service – you’re embracing a journey of transformation. Our qualified professionals are trained in the intricacies of dry needling, and their hands are guided by experience and a commitment to your well-being. Picture a life where pain is subdued and your movements are unrestricted. With personalized assessments tailored to your unique needs, our team stands ready to help you get back to optimal health and wellbeing.
Book a dry needling appointment one of our qualified physiotherapists in Calgary here. It’s an opportunity to regain control over your body, to feel the weight of discomfort lifted, and to experience the rejuvenating effects of dry needling.

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