What to Expect after Dry Needling Treatments in Bonnyrigg

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions.

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In fact, dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low-back pain.

What should I do after my treatment?

We highly recommend drinking more water for the next 24 hours after Dry Needling. This helps avoid or reduce soreness. After dry needling treatment, try the following if you want. Please note that if it hurts or makes your symptoms worse, stop the activity.

• Work out and/or stretch.

• Continue normal physical activity.

• Lightly massage the area.

• Use ice for soreness.

• If you have prescription medications, continue to take them as prescribed.

What should I avoid after treatment?

• Avoid exercise or strenuous activity to the muscles that have been dry needled

• Avoid any new physical activities or sports • Avoid doing more than you would normally do