Dry Needling: What is It and How It Can Cure Your Body Pain (Action Plan Inside)

Dry Needling Featured Image

Last updated on June 11th, 2021 at 04:49 pm

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.   

Dry needling is becoming increasingly popular—and with good reason.

Yes, its name may scare some people away.

But its multiple benefits outweigh the alarming name.

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling “typically involves an invasive procedure in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle.

The practitioner uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate a trigger point in your body.

This will relax the trigger point muscle fibers and release tension, pain, pressure, and/or inflammation.

Know About Trigger Point:

A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group.

Trigger points can be tender to the touch.

Touching a trigger point may cause pain to other parts of the body.

Why Dry Needle?

Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying

myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues.

The needle allows a physical therapist to target tissues that are not manually palpable.

Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or deactivating trigger points to relieve pain.

This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation.

Benefits of Dry Needling:

More people are turning towards this practice because there are multiple benefits.

It is used to “reduce pain, decrease muscle spasm tension, activate muscles, improve muscle contraction, relax tight muscles.

In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion.

That’s why this method is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.

With dry needling, patients have experienced quicker pain relief and improved range of motion.

List May Help You More :

  • Low back pain/tension
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Migraines
  • Spinal dysfunction
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • And more

Side Effects or Risk:

Mild side effects are very common with dry needling, but serious side effects remain rare.

The most common side effects around the injection site include:

  • bruising
  • bleeding
  • temporary soreness

you may be at risk for contracting blood-borne illnesses, infection, and diseases.

You must ensure your practitioner uses sterile needles and disposes of them after each use.

More Information:

It’s for you if you want to speed up the muscle recovery process.

Don’t use this as a standalone therapy tool.

It should part of a larger treatment plan.

So, don’t ignore other treatments, even with all its benefits.

When you apply multiple techniques, this is when you can really get the best out of your therapy sessions.


Your practitioner should be able to advise you on your specific case.

So if you are suffering from acute or chronic pain than you may go for this.

Please share it with your beloved ones those might find it helpful.

It takes a few seconds to share.

Finally, let me know what do you think about Dry Needling by leaving a quick comment below in the comment box.

If you want to write for us, check out our Write for Us section for details.

Dry Needling FIC: Pixabay

Recommended For You

About the Author: Moumita Jana

Moumita is the Editor-in-Chief here at BlissLife. She is also the H.R. Head at Amazing Electronics. She loves to Cook and Travel the World in her leisure time.


  1. I have to express my gratitude for your kindness supporting men and
    women who actually need guidance on in this content.
    Your personal commitment to passing the solution around
    had been particularly powerful and has really made folks just like me to reach their objectives.

    Your own important help entails a lot to me and even more to my mates.

    Best wishes; from each one of us.

    1. Thank you so so much.
      I have really no words to express my happiness for your so kind words.
      Really happy to know that my article has guided you for what you all were looking for.
      Your words are very motivational.
      Thanks for your wishes.
      Thanks to your all mates.
      Happy reading.

  2. Hi there! I could have sworn I?ve visited this blog before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it?s new to me.
    Regardless, I?m certainly pleased I found it and I?ll
    be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Grab Your Copy Now

Grab Your Copy Now