Trigger Point Dry Needling
At Hurst Podiatry, we offer trigger point dry needling services for people of all ages at our clinics in Healesville, Croydon, Kilsyth and Mooroolbark.
If you’re experiencing pain or any issues with your feet and/or lower limbs in Melbourne, book an appointment to see us now.
What is trigger point dry needling?
Trigger point dry needling is a technique used by Hurst Podiatry’s team to alleviate pain caused by trigger points in the body.
Fine acupuncture needles are placed at the sites of the trigger points that are causing pain. The needles stimulate an unwinding reaction in the muscle, which often produces a small twitch or spasm. This causes the muscle to relax and return to its normal length and a reduction in pain and discomfort for you.
It can be used to treat all sorts of conditions that can occur in the body, including those that may happen in your feet and/or lower limbs.
What are trigger points?
Trigger points are painful nodules that can be found in muscles and are usually painful under direct pressure.
They are often described by the patient as knots and compression on them can elicit pain in the trigger point area or even in other areas.
Trigger points are the binding up of the normally well organised collagen fibres. Normally these collagen fibres will run in neat lines, however, when they bind up, it creates shortness and tension in the muscle.
What is trigger point dry needling used to treat?
When it comes to your feet and lower limbs, trigger dry point needling can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Achilles tendinosis
- Gastrocnemius and soleus tightness (calf muscles)
- Muscle tendinopathies
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
These are only some of the conditions that can be treated using trigger point dry needling.
Why Choose Hurst Podiatry for Trigger Point Dry Needling?
At Hurst Podiatry we pride ourselves in our knowledge and expertise in the field of podiatry, including our understanding of trigger point dry needling and its benefits.
We believe in finding the best and most appropriate treatment option for you, and if it includes dry needling, we will work closely with you, so you understand what to expect and why we’re choosing this treatment option.
We approach your foot and lower leg health holistically and like to ensure that we’re providing you with the best and most effective treatment option to suit you and your condition.
We’re also here to answer any questions you have because we want all of our clients, including those using our trigger point needling services in Melbourne, to achieve the best results possible.
If you need help with your feet in East Melbourne suburbs, schedule an appointment at Hurst Podiatry today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is trigger point dry needling painful?
The treatment is largely painless as the needles used in dry needling are very fine. They may create a very small prick feeling, but for most people they may only feel this initial prick feeling or feel nothing at all.
If you end up need dry needling in the arch of the foot, this may be the exception to the rule and it can be painful for some patients.
If you find the treatment painful you can always just let us know and we can work with you to manage your pain.
How do I know if I need trigger point dry needling?
That’s something we will help to identify.
When it comes to treatment of leg and foot conditions, there are many options available, some of which are more suitable than others. Here at Hurst Podiatry Melbourne, we will assess and accurately diagnose your condition before we choose the treatment option.
If trigger point dry needling may help treat your condition, we will discuss this with you before we commence any treatments so you understand why.
What causes trigger points?
There are many reasons that trigger points occur in the feet, legs and body. Some of the common causes of them include trauma, repetitive straining, alignment imbalances, overuse, and prolonged muscle tension.
How much is trigger point dry needling?
There is no additional cost for dry needling at Hurst Podiatry. The cost of the service is included in our normal consultation fee.
Do I need a referral to come to Hurst Podiatry?
No, a referral is not required to book in to see us here at Hurst Podiatry.
We’re available to patients of all ages, whether you’ve experienced an injury, you need help taking care of your feet, or you’re experiencing discomfort in your lower limbs, because everyone is welcome here at Hurst Podiatry.
We have 5 clinic locations in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including in Healesville, Croydon, Kilsyth, and Mooroolbark.
Book today by calling us on (03) 5901 2216 or booking online here.