Month: August 2022

Des Moines Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Des Moines Physical Therapy Dry needling is a technique that reduces muscle tension, decreases pain, and stimulates the healing process. This treatment involves the use of very thin microfilament needles to acupuncture the body. Sometimes, light electric stimulation may be applied to the needles to help us achieve faster results. Dry needling sessions last between …

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Dry Needling Offers Effective Treatment for Hip Pain

What Dry Needling Can Do Dry needling is used to treat hip pain. We target the Myofascial trigger point (also known as “knots”) within the muscle. These knots are composed of a grouping of muscle fibers which have been shortened following activation, but cannot be retracted to their relaxed state after they are used. The …

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Dry needle treatment may be an option for your shoulder pain

Trigger point dry needling is becoming more popular among physical therapists to relieve shoulder pain. Dry needle shoulder pain treatment is not to be confused with traditional Chinese medicine art of acupuncture. It has been extensively studied for its effectiveness in pain relief from the skeletal muscles. Dry needling is not the best option for …

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