The holidays are upon us again, and we all enjoy experiencing the food and the festivities the season brings. But for many of us, the holidays can be a very stressful time of the year. And adding aches and pains to that stress can be enough to turn even the jolliest among us into a Grinch or Scrooge.
Many physical pains can be treated with proper therapy. For example, people experiencing sore muscles or pain with movement may benefit from trigger point dry needling. This treatment targets pain by using needles to stimulate tissue and release pain triggers in affected areas.
Dry needling encompasses several different but related physical therapy applications, depending on the nature of the pain and its causes. A trained dry needling therapist will determine which technique is most appropriate for treating any ailment presented.
Targeting Pain Triggers
Trigger point dry needling therapy involves locating regions where pain or discomfort originates within the muscles and targeting them with a needle treatment. Pain triggers can develop from injury or physical stress, which can be released or relieved by applying the points of needles to the affected muscle tissue. Common conditions that may benefit from trigger point dry needling include headaches, muscular sports injuries, and neck and back pain.
A Deeper Approach
While flexible parts of the body, such as the arms and legs, can be treated with various physical therapy methods, areas that are less mobile or just too deep to directly manipulate have fewer treatment options. Deep dry needling therapy can reach these trouble spots and bring relief in places that seem hopeless. As a more intrusive approach to accessing deeper regions within the body, a more experienced therapist trained in deep dry needling techniques performs this kind of dry needling.
PinPoint Physical Therapy
You don’t have to spend the holidays in pain. However, if you are experiencing discomfort in your muscles, joints, or skin, a dry needling therapist at Pin Point Physical Therapy may have the solution to bring you relief. Contact us today at 704-612-6797 to discover how trigger point dry needling may be right for you.