dry needle 3Dry Needling is the use of sterile, solid filiform needles to specifically target and restore muscle function, and reduce muscle pain. It can be used to treat many foot and lower leg conditions such as:

  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Improve joint range of motion and flexibility
  • Relaxes overused, tired muscles
  • Aids in recovery from physical exercise
  • Muscle dysfunction.

The needles are very fine and most people do not feel them enter the skin. A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort. However if a muscle has active trigger points you will feel a warm sensation or a sensation like a muscle cramp, the “twitch response”. Once a “twitch” response has been elicited, the muscle fibers in that area relax, ‘inflammation’ is reduced and circulation improves.

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