Dry needling is a treatment modality commonly used to relieve pain and improve function. The objective of dry needling is to release a trigger-point, which is a hyperirritable spot that is painful on compression. Within muscle, a trigger-point can limit function and cause both local and referred pain.
The introduction of an acupuncture needle into the region of a trigger-point, can provide relief from muscular tension, reduce painful symptoms, and improve function.
Who will benefit from dry needling?
reduce ankle joint range of motion
Who should avoid dry needling?
women in the their first trimester of pregnancy
people with a needle phobia
The podiatrists at Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic are trained in dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions