Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment used to relax myofascial trigger points and restore normal muscle tone, length, coordination and strength. It involves the insertion of a very fine monofilament needle into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point to trigger an involuntary twitch response. This relaxes the muscle and relieves the pain.
Unlike acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves balancing the Qi (life energy), dry needling is based on western neuroanatomy and the modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
- Acute and Chronic Tendonitis
- Head and Neck Pain - including whiplash and headaches / migraines, degenerative joint disease, degenerative disk disease or osteoarthritis
- Shoulder Pain - including rotator cuff muscle tears, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), tendonitis and impingement syndrome
- Elbow Pain - including lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
- Otological (Ear) and Opthamological (Eye) Pain - including tinnitus and eye strain
- Dental (Teeth) and Orthodontic (Jaw and Occlusal) Pain - including cavities, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, tooth impaction and root problems
- Hand and Wrist Pain - including gamekeeper's thumb, DeQuervain's syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis
- Back and Hip Pain - including lumbar degenerative disc disease, arthritic changes and herniated discs
- Knee Pain - including degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis
- Shin / Ankle / Foot Pain - including shin splints, gout, metatarsalgia and Morton's neuroma
- Overuse injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, strains, tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) and golfer's elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Post-traumatic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), and Work-related Injuries
If you are suffering from these or other chronic pain injuries, and are looking for dry needling in New Orleans, please call our office at (504) 309-5811 or visit Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm. You can also visit our contact us page for more information.