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Triggerpoint Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists to address muscle pain and tightness. These knots, known as trigger points, can develop due to factors like stress, overuse, or injury, causing discomfort and limiting movement. During dry needling, thin needles similar to acupuncture needles are inserted directly into these trigger points, with minimal discomfort. The therapist may gently manipulate the needles to stimulate the muscle, promoting relaxation and potentially triggering a twitch response. This technique works by disrupting abnormal muscle contractions, improving blood flow, and triggering the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body. After the session, temporary soreness or bruising at the insertion sites may occur, but this usually resolves within a day or two. Dry needling is often integrated into a broader treatment plan, which may include exercises, education on posture and ergonomics, and other manual therapies, with the goal of addressing the root cause of muscle pain and improving overall function and well-being.

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