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Dry needling is another tool in the armory of
When used purposefully dry needling works well in
various musculoskeletal and neuro muscular
Pain reduction by counter irritation & release of
Pain reduction by resolving trigger point
Promotion of healing by fibroblastic activation
Promotion of healing by increasing local blood supply
Regarding trigger point release
Chaitow compares trigger point with fire alarm.
Trigger points are manifestation of some underline
Simply ‘releasing’ the trigger point without treating
the underlying cause may not produce long term
relief, may produce trigger points elsewhere.
A more complete approach should include postural
correction, ergonomics and prevention of overuse.
Trigger points: Releases trigger points
Pain of muscular origin, e.g. muscular component of
acute spinal pain: for analgesia, control of muscle
Musculoskeletal pains e.g. osteoarthritis: works like
pain killers, provides temporary relief
Referred pains: works like pain killers, provides
Pathologies of soft tissue origins: e.g. tennis elbow,
plantar fascitis, shin splints- appears to improve
tensigrity, accelerates healing