How Does Dry Needling Work?

During your dry needling procedure at BYoung Physical Therapy, we will use a fine sterile needle to penetrate the skin, deactivating myofascial trigger points. Insertion into the muscle with piston action produces a local twitch response in the muscles, releasing the tight bands of muscle fibers and relaxing the muscle.

During your  dry needling treatment, you’ll be in a comfortable position, usually lying down. You may feel a slight prick, but when the muscle relaxes, you won’t feel the needle. We’ll treat multiple myofascial trigger points during each treatment session.

Generally, soreness will persist for 4-6 hours following treatment and in some rare cases soreness can persist for a couple of days.  Soreness can usually be managed using heat, stretching and over-the-counter medication.  Duration of treatment varies from person to person.

Benefits of dry needling include:

  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Drug-free treatment
  • Immediate relief of symptoms
  • Immediate flexibility and Range of Motion improvements
  • Accelerated return to desired activities (i.e. pitching, running, walking)

Call our clinic today to find out how Dry Needling can help you!