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?

People experiencing:

  • achilles tendinitis

  • plantar fasciitis

  • shin splints

  • 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

Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic - Podiatrists servicing Carlton, Clifton Hill, Collingwood and Northcote

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460 Brunswick St, Fitzroy North, 3068

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