Trigger Point Dry Needling

To bring the best quality care to our OrthoBethesda patients here in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area, we provide trigger point dry needling in conjunction with our physical therapy services. Trigger point dry needling — also called dry needling (DN) — involves inserting acupuncture needles directly into a muscular trigger point.

Composed of taut bands within the muscle, trigger points contribute to some of the painful symptoms our patients experience. When the needles are inserted, a biochemical change occurs that helps reduce pain. It should be noted, however, that DN is not the same technique as acupuncture.

Conditions Treated With Trigger Point Dry Needling

Our highly trained team of physical therapists uses a variety of techniques to achieve optimal outcomes depending on individual circumstances. Because no two patients are the same, we'll personalize our treatment plans according to your specific needs. Dry needling is a technique we may recommend depending on your condition. It's able to address a number of different musculoskeletal issues.

We've successfully treated a variety of conditions with DN, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder tension and posture issues
  • Tightness or cramps in the calf region
  • Pain in the buttock or leg
  • Sciatic pain
  • Hamstring strains
  • Knee pain
  • And more

Schedule Dry Needling Services Near You

We invite you to contact our OrthoBethesda Physical Therapy team to find out more about trigger point dry needling and other therapy services that we offer at our Bethesda, MD, treatment center. When you schedule your appointment, we'll determine the best course of treatment, which could include dry needling. Call us today at (240) 482-2438 to learn more.


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