Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, is the use of solid filiform needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome.
A needle is placed into the hard palpable "knot" known as a trigger point. Its aim is to break up these lesions which can be painful, and allow normal muscle tissue to be reformed.
In treatment, some patients respond better or prefer needling over standard massage/instrument assisted soft tissue work.
Dry needling allows us to be precise and easily target deeper tissues.