Read about how dry needling therapy is used-


Dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle is inserted into the muscle. Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at superficial or as well as deep level.

  •  Superficial the insertion of needles to 5-10mm for 30 secs.
  •  Active trigger points can cause pain, muscle weakness, and also restricted ROM.
  • The formation of trigger points is caused by the creation of a taut band within the muscle.
  • Pain caused by trigger points is due to hypoxia and decreased bloodflow

Muscle regeneration-

The needle may cause a small focal lesion. This triggers satellite cell migration which thus repair damaged myofibers.


  1. Needle phobia/ fear/ also for unwilling patients
  2. Lymphedema
  3. infection/cellulitis
  4. Abnormal bleeding tendency
  5. Compromised immune system
  6. Vascular disease
  7. Pregnancy
  8. Patient allergies


  • trigger point dry needling may be beneficial for low back pain with other treatments
  • reduces/removes nociceptive input
  • normalize synaptic efficacy
  • reduce peripheral and also central sensitization.
  • restore muscle activation and range of motion

Clinical Relevance-

  • dry needling helps in improving pain, function, and also strength.
  • It helps improve quality of life
  • Dry needling helps release trigger points and thus relieve tight muscle bands.
  • Tenderness on palpation Is greatly reduced
  • It helps and enhances tissue healing as well as pain.
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