Dry Needling, often called trigger-point dry needling or myofascial needling, eases pain and tightness by placing needles in muscles or tissue locally. Sometimes the small needles are placed around the body part needing treatment rather than directly into it. The needles stimulate the muscles to contract and enhance the body’s natural healing response by sending blood and nutrients to the area and releasing endorphins into the bloodstream.
There are many benefits to dry needling, including reduced muscle pain and stiffness, improved flexibility, and increased range of motion. For these reasons, dry needling is a popular drug-free treatment for busy parents, weekend warriors, and elite athletes.