Learn About Trigger Point Dry Needling

Do you experience muscle spasms and muscle tension? If so, then Trigger Point Dry Needling (TrP-DN) may be an effective treatment to alleviate pain.

TrP-DN has been known to produce results in treating muscle spasms and muscle tension that is accompanies conditions like nerve irritation, arthritis, muscle and ligament strains as well as herniated discs. It has also been known to reduce soreness and tenderness in trigger point areas, which are hyperirritable spots in a muscle. TrP-DN is a specialized technique and the therapists at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, effectively treat patients with face, neck, lower back, shoulders, arms, feet and hands utilizing this technique.

Trigger Point Dry Needling is an invasive procedure using an acupuncture needle that desensitizes and deactivates trigger points. A solid filament needle is repeatedly inserted into the myofascial trigger point to manually cause a local twitching response in the muscle.

TrP-DN uses an acupuncture needle because it is small, solid, very fine and doesn’t hurt as it passes through the skin as compared to a hollow injection needle. The acupuncture needle is also known to be less invasive.

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