Dry needling treatment in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl and South Wales.
Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points”, fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc.). The aim of dry needling is pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology.
What is a “trigger point” as used in dry needling?
A “trigger point” is a point in a muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive nodule, or “knot.” This area becomes painful at the site and can also “radiate” pain in predictable patterns.
Does dry needling hurt?
A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle and most patients report no pain at all. However occasionally if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the patient will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp.
Who may benefit from Dry Needling?
Dry needling may be used when a patient is experiencing a variety of pain problems including, but not limited to:
If you are considering dry needling in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl and South Wales please contact us today.