The knots in your muscles are relieved when a "twitch response" is achieved. This twitch response is caused by your muscles rapidly contracting and relaxing. This twitch response causes localized neuromuscular fatigue.
I recommend low-intensity exercises following dry needling for optimal effects. Icing and heating are not necessary.
Dry needling can relieve tight muscles that are connected to arthritic joints. However, dry needling does not specifically address arthritis.
Dry needling causes releases of cellular waste products (AKA toxins), and this is what causes soreness. Adequate hydration and movement of the effective area following dry needling will prevent the toxins from having a negative effect.
Dry needling does not generally have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Most people report that the sensation is "weird", not particularly good or bad. People will feel better or move better shortly after dry needling. There is generally some soreness following dry needling. This ranges from mild to severe and lasts…
Yes, this is the primary use of dry needling.
You will know dry needling is working when your pain or motion restriction begins to improve.
- Women who are pregnant - Those who are immunocompromised - Those who have an active local or systemic infection - Those who are on blood thinners or who have bleeding disorders - Those who have vascular disease