For those that struggle with aches, pains, and several sports injuries, finding an effective, non-medicinal treatment is important. Dry needling is one of the most effective and relaxing options available. For those that are interested in dry needling in Austin, TX, please call us today at 512-529-0027 and schedule an appointment with Louisa and her team. What is Dry Needling? Dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation, is a popular treatment for sports injury. It is sometimes referred to as sports acupuncture due to its similarities to classic Eastern acupuncture, but it is a procedure also based in modern scientific knowledge. With dry needling, no anesthetic is used, nor is any type of liquid or medicinal agent placed through the needle. Instead, the needle – which is usually an acupuncture needle, but may also be a hypodermic needle with some practitioners – is placed in the skin “dry.” These dry needles are placed in the skin to stimulate nerves and muscles responsible for the development of pain and discomfort, usually targeting:
Trigger Points – Tight muscle fibers that prevent full range of motion.
Motor Points – The location where the nerve enters the muscle.
Stimulating some or all of these areas loosens the muscles, relieves pain, and “restarts” the muscle fibers. Dry needling is also believed to speed up the recovery process, which is why it is popular in sports recovery. Dry needling has similarities to acupuncture, and often uses the same needles. But it is considered a different technique for pain relief, as targets muscle fibers and nerves rather than balancing Qi and blood flow. For Dry Needling in Austin, TX, Call Deep Relief Austin Today Dry needling is an effective, medically sound way to address orthopedic pain, sports injuries, and several other muscle related discomforts. If you’d like to learn more about dry needling or schedule your appointment, contact Deep Relief Austin today at 512-529-0027.