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Myofascial trigger points are hyper-irritable bands of muscle that are associated with pain, tightness and movement restriction. These myofascial trigger points are formed by repeated muscular contractions, muscle overuse, muscle ischemia, repetitive sustained postures or doing unaccustomed activities that your body is not used to. Dry needling provides a myofascial release, so our physios often recommend dry needling for plantar fasciitis.
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If you think you have a trigger point, the best option is to come see your physio for dry needling in Croydon Park for assessment and treatment.
While there are both pros and cons of dry needling, many of our patients see a lot of dry needling benefits. The goal of dry needling is to use a thin filament needle and insert it into these tender spots or myofascial trigger points. This creates a neurological response that releases chemicals and increases blood flow to the area. The benefits of dry needling are multifactorial which can include;
Many patients will respond to treatment really well to dry needling therapy however a common side effect is post muscular soreness which tends to last longer around 24-48 hours. There could be some minor bruising or bleeding which tends to be self-resolving. Another common side effect is some fatigue after a dry needling session.
Overall, all our physiotherapists are trained to perform dry needling in Sydney effectively and safely. Our goal is to get you better quickly and effectively. To see a physio for dry needling in Croydon Park, please feel free to contact us.