Trigger Point Dry Needling
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is an advanced technique used to treat tight and painful bands in your muscles (trigger points). These trigger points often contribute heavily to tendon, joint, and muscle dysfunction. The therapist inserts a small filament needle directly into the trigger point, causing a cascade of chemicals and neurotransmitters to release from the tight band. The effect of this release can have an immediate and profound effect on the muscle to help restore normal resting tension and improve function of the muscle/joint complex. Muscle soreness is common (like post exercise soreness) after TDN, but within a few hours there is usually a decrease in original pain.