Trigger Point Dry Needling //
What is dry needling and what are trigger points?
Trigger point dry needling is a technique used by Hurst Podiatry’s team to alleviate pain caused by trigger points. Trigger points are painful nodules that can be found in muscles and are usually painful under direct pressure. They are often describe by the patient as knots and compression on them can elicit pain at the trigger point or can lead to referred pain else where.
How is it done?
Dry needling is done by inserting a thin needle (similar to an acupuncture needle) into the muscle’s trigger point. You will often experience a muscle twitch and a short lived ‘dull’ aching or relaxation of the muscle. Dry needling works by relieving muscle tension and improving the muscle function and range of motion. It can be accompanied by a small amount of pain but this is generally very tolerable.
How can it help me?
One of the best things about the technique is that the benefits are experienced almost immediately. Dry needling can be used as an individual treatment or in conjunction with other therapies. We have found common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles pain, shin splints, forefoot pain and ankle sprains have benefited from the treatment.
Specialising in children's podiatry and sports injuries