THE BENEFITS OF DRY NEEDLING

More and more people are curious about dry needling for muscle pain and tension. It is an incredibly effective way to take away muscle knots, pain and tension. Dry needling can treat an enormous range of conditions, from muscular pain to carpal tunnel, to lateral epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis and much more.

Also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), is an effective technique used to treat pain arising from muscles and/or nerves. Dry needling involves inserting a needle, without medication or injection, into an area of the muscle known as a trigger point. A trigger point is an irritable, hard “knot” within a muscle that is painful when palpated and can produce significant pain over a large area.

 Trigger points are very common and can often make everyday tasks difficult. Often, these trigger points may be too deep to be effectively treated by other treatment techniques.

What conditions can Dry Needling treat?

A broad range of musculoskeletal injuries can be treated effectively with dry needling. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Hamstring/Quads/ & calf injuries

Shin splints

Plantar Fasciitis

Low back pain

Sciatica and piriformis syndrome

Knee pain

Neck pain and whiplash symptoms

Headaches

Tennis and Golfer’s elbow

Neck and Shoulder/arm pain

Repetitive strain injuries

Chronic pain

HOW SAFE DRY NEEDLING?

Overall dry needling is very safe. The safety of dry needling is fully the responsibility of the practitioner doing the treatment. The better trained and more experienced practitioners typically treat a larger range of muscles and are usually quicker and less painful. The good news is that dry needling can be very effective no matter what the experience. A good rule to follow is if it is very painful or sore, or not working, this could be related to how bad the trigger point is but also a need to try a different part of the muscle.

Interested in learning about this treatment, please don’t hesitate to reach out at don@donkellypainrelief.ie or you give me a ring at 089 273 4307

TREATMENT PLAN BY DON KELLY

If you experience chronic knee pain, injuries, or advice for knee surgery and replacement please don’t hesitate to reach out. I have treated thousands of my patients with successful results over the last 20 years of my physio services. 

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My treatment plan is the result of my experience and knowledge in treating chronic pains and injuries over the last 20 years. This is the holistic plan to guarantee pain relief, prevent recurring pains, and faster recovery. 

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