Trigger Point Dry Needling
Alleviate Your Myofascial Pain
Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, is a type of treatment designed to ease and treat myofascial pain. This form of treatment involves using a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, and inserting it into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.
What Are Myofascial Trigger Points?
Muscles can develop knotted areas called myofascial trigger points. Myofascial trigger points are tender spots in muscles and tendons where contracted fibers have irritated other fibers around them. Individuals that have trigger points often report pain that results in decreased range of motion. Other symptoms associated with trigger points include headaches, jaw pain, muscle aches, and ringing in the ear.
Causes of Trigger Points
In most cases, trigger points occur because of muscle overuse, muscle trauma, or psychological stress. Other causes of trigger points include:
- Lack of exercise
- Poor posture
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Sleep disturbances
- Activities that cause repetitive stress
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