Dry needling is a safe and effective method of treatment performed by a licensed physical therapist that works to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility. It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.
If you are dealing with one of these conditions and you’re looking for relief, or if you’d like to gain more information on how dry needling could benefit you, contact Recover today!
What exactly is dry needling?
This treatment method is used by our licensed Tulsa, OK physical therapists as a way to relieve pain. When performing dry needling, our physical therapist will insert a sterile acupuncture needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.
Will dry needling benefit me?
There are a large variety of musculoskeletal issues that can be treated with dry needling. When paired with our traditional exercise-based physical therapy treatments and advanced manual therapy techniques, we have found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free goals they were aiming towards.
After conducting a comprehensive evaluation to assess the nature of your condition, our Tulsa, OK physical therapist will let you know if dry needling is the best course of treatment for you. We have used dry needling to treat several diverse conditions, from chronic pain sufferers to athletes experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness.
Dry needling can speed up recovery time and allow you to return to your daily life as quickly as possible. If you are interested in our Tulsa, OK dry needling services, don’t hesitate to contact Recover today to schedule a consultation. We’ll get you started on the path toward recovery!
FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Dry needling uses much thinner needles than those used in a syringe to inject the medication. The sensation has been described as feeling a slight pinch when the needle enters the area, and pressure during the treatment.
- Dry needling is focused on healing by inducing the micro inflammatory response in the area of the affected tissue. This speeds up healing and releases trigger points. Whereas, acupuncture focuses on balancing the Qi (energy) via stimulation in the acupuncture points from the needle.
- This varies from state to state. Ideally, your practitioner should have a doctorate degree and additional training in dry needling techniques.
- It is not recommended that you have a dry needling session if you are taking blood thinners, if you have a severe phobia to needles, if you have an allergy to metals, or a damaged or compromised circulatory system.
- Yes, you are able to return to your normal activities after a session. You may experience soreness and fatigue at the site of the dry needling treatment. This is normal and should not last longer than a day. In some cases, the soreness may last longer.