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Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique similar to acupuncture that utilizes needles and techniques to provide a beneficial response. It is a highly effective physical therapy treatment that can help many orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. Dry needling is a highly effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, decreased flexibility, joint dysfunction/restriction, and recovery from exercise.

If you’re looking for pain relief or want to learn more about our dry needling treatments in Miami, please call us today.

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Dry needling therapy is a form of treatment that involves utilizing acupuncture needles to target specific trigger points or knots in the muscles. When these trigger points are pressed upon via an acupuncture needle, it can help deactivate them- thus helping reduce pain and discomfort caused by the knot itself. Typically, patients will experience minor discomfort, but this doesn’t last long.

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Dry needling is a safe and effective technique for treating muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. It is a newer technique and is effective in ridding muscles of trigger points (tight, painful knots), which are believed to cause dysfunction and pain.

While similar, dry needling is not acupuncture but instead uses small fine filament needles to effect change in pathological tissue, adhesions, scar tissue, or trigger points. Inserting the needles into muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints alters the physiology and the chemistry by causing a micro lesion that stimulates the body to heal itself. From a physiological standpoint, it improves circulation, reduces any restriction that may be present, and normalizes the inflammatory response, which ultimately helps reduce pain

What is dry needling good for? Dry needling has been shown to decrease muscle tone, alleviate trigger points, and improve tendon-related conditions such as tennis and golfer’s elbow. Placing the small needle into the damaged tissue stimulates a healing response of that tissue. The benefits of dry needling can also be used in conjunction with electrical stimulation to improve muscle tone while decreasing spasms and pain. Although around for many years, dry needling has recently become one of the foremost effective treatments for many conditions.

A specially trained physical therapist can help reduce pain by using dry needling techniques to release muscle tightness, ease tendonitis and inflammation, and/or promote healing. Our team of dry needling therapists can provide dry needling for knee pain, dry needling for hip pain, dry needling for neck pain, dry needling for sciatica, and more.

Dry needling can effectively treat pain and discomfort linked to frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis. If you are suffering from a frozen shoulder and have had no success with other treatments, dry needling can be the solution you need to get rid of any shoulder-related pain.

We can work together to reduce inflammation, tightness, and heel pain that contribute to plantar fasciitis by using fine needles and working with your body’s natural responses through dry needling treatments.

Dry needling can be used to treat trigger points in the head and neck muscles. These techniques can reduce pain in the head and relieve tension that causes headaches and migraines.

If you’re suffering from tennis elbow, we will work with you to determine the source of your pain and then use dry needling treatments to alleviate it. A few dry needling sessions can soothe the pain and improve mobility in tennis or golf elbow cases, even if other types of therapy have failed. Contact us today and learn how we can help by providing the best dry needling for golfer’s elbow in the country.

Studies show improved pain relief, at least for the first 6 months when compared to cortisone injection – a safer alternative to a cortisone injection.e

Frequently Asked Questions

If you struggle with muscle tightness, inflammation, or other forms of pain, our physical therapists can help determine if dry needling is right for you. We have certified dry needling specialists with years of experience treating patients suffering from various types of pain. We focus on providing patients with the best dry needling therapy treatments available today to improve their quality of life. We can also offer complementary services to support any dry needling treatments, as our therapists are trained in various techniques to provide exceptional results every time. We use only the finest quality products available today to ensure optimal results when treating patients. If you are looking for certified dry needling near me in Miami, look no further than USA Sports Medicine.

When you make an appointment with us, you’ll be seen by a licensed therapist who is certified in dry needling. They will go over any questions and concerns you have about the procedure so there aren’t any surprises when we get started. They will treat the area with acupuncture needles that penetrate under your skin but do not go into any muscles or organs themselves. These sterile stainless-steel needles have been treated so that they won’t cause infection, and you’ll feel little to no pain as they are inserted.

Generally, most patients can experience a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within one to two days after dry needling therapy.

USA Sports Medicine provides dry needling therapy utilizing the most advanced needling techniques. Our expert therapists are educated in a variety of dry needling methods. They can assist you in returning to a normal lifestyle by providing treatment sessions that target the trigger points in muscles responsible for producing pain and discomfort.

If you’re ready to begin your road to recovery, book a consultation today or contact us for more information.

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