Dry needling used by our certified physiotherapists to relieve your pain and improve motor function in our patients. It is an invasive technique wherein excellent.
Filiform needles are inserted at different depths and angles at the sites of ‘Trigger Points’ to get a desired response in the particular muscles.
Trigger points are very painful spots in taut bands of skeletal muscles identified as a common cause of non-specific aches and pains in the body.
How does it work?
It has been found very useful in the management of pain related to trigger points due to the following reasons…
1. The Spontaneous Electrical Activity (SEA), allegedly the cause for trigger point, reduces in the taut bands of the muscle with a Local Twitch Response which is elicited on needle insertion.
2. The blood flow and hence oxygen supply increases in the ischemic region generated around the MTPs.
3. The levels of endogenous opioids and other pain-relieving chemicals increase in the body.
4. Due to the mechanical nature of the intervention, the noxious signals from the pain source are suppressed and are prevented from reaching the Central Nervous System.
5. The muscle fibres and surrounding connective tissues get locally stretched and electrically polarised both of which trigger muscle/ connective tissue remodelling.
Who can Benefit?
Dry Needling may be a treatment of choice for patients with:
1. Active and latent MTP- related chronic pain syndromes
2. Referred pain syndromes
3. Non-healing Wounds
4. Soft tissue injuries like tennis elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, etc.
5. Arthritic conditions
Out therapist will assess and evaluate the patients’ conditions and may use DN as part of the treatment plan. The procedure involves identifying (one or more) MTPs, inserting the needle deep into the muscle (taking all the necessary hygienic measures) and manipulating the needle in a specific way. The sensation felt by the patient is that of a cramp or a brief electrical shock which may also be described as painful by some. DN is a perfect and useful technique but must be done by the trained therapist. Our therapist will explain at length to the patients what to expect during and after the DN session. Our Physiotherapy centre is known as one of the best physiotherapy centres for dry needling in Delhi.