Trigger Point Dry Needling is a technique using a sterile single use acupuncture needle. It is used for releasing tight areas in muscle, which are myofascial trigger points or commonly knowns as knots. These myofascial trigger points can lead to pain, dysfunction and weakness with the muscle.
The insertion of the needle into the myofascial trigger point causes a twitch response within the muscle, which helps it to relax. This releases the trigger point, eases the pain, restores the muscle function and allows us to commence an appropriate strengthening programme.