What is Dry Needling?
Is Dry Needling like Acupunture?
How does Dry Needling Work?
The Benefits of Dry Needling
- Reduces Muscle Tension: By inserting needles into tight muscles, dry needling can help release tension and improve flexibility.
- Relieves Pain: Dry needling has been shown to be effective in treating chronic pain conditions, such as back pain and headaches.
- Improves Range of Motion: By releasing muscle tension, dry needling can help improve range of motion and reduce the risk of injury.
What to Expect During a Dry Needling Session
- Consultation: Before your dry needling session, your therapist will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if this therapy is right for you.
- Needle Insertion: Once you’re comfortable, your therapist will insert thin needles into specific points in your muscle tissue. You may feel a slight pinch, but overall the process is relatively painless.
- If your therapist is trained in Electric Dry Needling (EDN), they will stimulate the needles with a ES-160 unit
- Relaxation: After the needles are inserted, you’ll be encouraged to relax and let the therapy process work.
Is Dry Needling Right For You?
Conclusion and Resources
In summary, IT band syndrome is a common condition that can cause pain and discomfort on the outside of the knee. Early diagnosis and treatment, such as activity modification and physical therapy, can help manage symptoms and prevent further injury.
If you suspect you have IT band syndrome, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist, can help develop a personalized treatment plan to manage your symptoms and prevent recurrence.
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Dr. Tyler is a physical therapist and founder Scottsdale Physical Therapy & Performance in North Scottsdale, Arizona. He see golfers, athletes and active adults. His focus is offering one-on-one sessions for 1 hour focused on developing individualized programs to get you back to your goals.
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– Dr. Tyler PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, TPI-2