Dry Needling Treatment in Elkins, WV
Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Dry Needling Treatment is available at Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic. In order to bring you the most advanced physical therapy treatment options, our staff has undergone special training to provide dry needling therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling Treatment is commonly used to treat myofascial pain resulting from chronic irritation and other conditions. The needle is referred to as “dry” because it is without medication or injection. A thin, solid needle is inserted into specific areas of the skin to cause a reaction by the appropriate muscle. The resulting muscle contraction or “twitch” results in subsequent relaxation of the targeted muscle. The goal is to relieve pain and/or improve muscle function and range of motion.
Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Frozen Joints, Tension Headaches & More
Many conditions have been effectively treated with dry needling. This precision technique is a useful part of the therapist’s arsenal for alleviating the following conditions:
- Relief of Complications of Sprains & Strains
- Carpal Tunnel, Thoracic Outlet, & Other Entrapment Syndromes
- Plantar Fasciitis, Trochanteric Bursitis, & Tendinitis
- Compartment Syndrome
- Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, & Chronic Pain Syndromes
- “Frozen” Joints
- Tension Headaches
- -and more
Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?
Dry Needling is not to be confused with acupuncture. Dry needling is a western medical practice based on science, and proven to be effective by medical research. Its use is supported by the medical community.
Dry Needling Treatment is also sometimes referred to as “Trigger Point Dry Needling Therapy” because the needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (hyperactive/sensitive areas of the fascia that surrounds skeletal muscle tissue). Many people refer to these as “knots.” Stresses placed on these areas cause the formation of the trigger points, which may manifest as tinnitus, tension headaches, decreased range of motion, pain, and many other conditions. By inactivating these trigger points, we are able to provide prompt relief of these symptoms.
Pain & Tension Relief. Better Muscle Function. Faster Healing.
With more than 10% of the U.S. Population dealing with the pain of musculoskeletal disorders at any given time, it is the single greatest cause of disability amongst the labor force. Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic is pleased to offer this safe and effective treatment method to assist patients of all ages resume their journey to wellness. By alleviating pain and tension, increasing muscle function, and accelerating the healing process, many of our patients are able to complete their rehabilitation programs faster. Dry Needling Therapy may be used alone or as part of a comprehensive physical therapy program based on your specific requirements.
Interested in learning more? Find out if Dry Needling Therapy is right for you. Contact Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic today!
Elkins Clinic: 304-636-1548