Dry Needling

Dry Needling at KMG Physiotherapy

Dry Needling stimulates biomechanical changes, ultimately alleviating pain

KMG Physiotherapy in Pallasgreen in Limerick
Dry Needling Limerick

Dry needling involves the insertion of a single use, disposable and sterile needle (similar to an acupuncture needle) directly into a myofascial trigger point (muscle knots that can contribute to pain, tension and reduced mobility). This stimulates biomechanical changes, ultimately alleviating pain. Although this technique is similar to acupuncture, dry needling differs in that the focus is on reducing these myofascial trigger points rather than treating acupuncture points. A “local twitch response” is elicited within the trigger point, releasing the tight muscle fibres and thus relieving pain associated with that muscle knot.

Dry needling is often used as part of a broader treatment plan that may include massage, and exercise. It is generally safe and well-tolerated. Some patients may experience mild soreness or bruising afterwards, but this usually resolves within a few days.