Erry Chiropractic & Rehab in Arlington, VA and servicing Falls Church, VA has been using dry needling techniques for many years. We have seen incredible results in all age groups, ranging from high school athletes, to seniors. There is very low risk in this technique and can deliver very high results.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling in the Arlington, VA and Falls Church, VA area is a treatment technique often used by physical therapists to eliminate trigger points within muscles and other soft tissues. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted into the trigger point, causing an immediate "release" of the trigger point. This reduces pain, muscle tension and increases mobility. Learn more about Dry Needling here at the APTA.
What are Trigger Points? Trigger points are small knots within muscles that are often tense or sore to touch. They can increase pain, limit motion, and decrease field performance. If go untreated they can get worse over time.
Is Dry Needling Painful?
For most people there is little to no discomfort with the insertion of the needle. However, once the needle hits the trigger point, you will experience a "twitch response" which often feels like a quick muscle cramp. Following this technique muscle soreness can be felt up to 24-48 hrs. The application of heat and drinking plenty of fluids usually reduces the soreness.
Is it Acupuncture?
No. Acupuncture and Dry Needling both use a sterile acupuncture needle in treatment. However, the methodologies, techniques, and education are very different. Dr. Erry in both Arlington, VA and Falls Church, VA is certified and trained to perform Dry Needling in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.
What is Dry Needling Effective for?
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Shin Splits
• Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
• IT Band Syndrome
• Hamstring Strain
Neck and Shoulder Pain • Disk and Nerve Problems
• Neck Pain
• Rotator Cuff
• Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
• Upper Back and Shoulder
Low Back and Hip Pain • Low Back Pain
• Herniated or Bulging Disc
• Hip Bursitis
Many of our patients have attributed Dry Needling to the success of their pain recovery. If you have been unable to resolve your back or neck pain or any other parts of your body, schedule your appointment today in Arlington, VA. Do not let another day pass without receiving the proper care that you need to feel better.