SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: DRY NEEDLING WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING? Dry Needling involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle in a muscle or muscles in order to release shortened bands of muscles and decrease trigger point activity. This can help resolve pain and muscle tension, and will promote healing. This is not traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but is instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TREATMENT? Most patients report being sore after the procedure. The soreness is described as muscle soreness over the area treated and into the areas of referred symptoms. Typically, the soreness lasts between a few hours and two days. Recommendations vary depending on the amount of soreness you have and on the individual response to treatment, but may include applying heat or ice over the area, gentle stretches and modifications of activities. We also recommend drinking a lot of fluids/water to prevent any excessive amounts of soreness. Like any treatment, there are possible complications. While complications are rare in occurrence, they are real and must be considered prior to giving consent for treatment. Side effects to be expected after the treatment include: muscle soreness of the treated area, fatigue, slight dizziness although all of these are minimal.
Depending on your level of soreness, heat, ice, or gentle stretching is recommended after having the procedure done.
At Excellcare, Kristin Walsh, PT, is specialized in dry needling. She performs this service on a large variety of diagnoses and body parts. This technique can speed up the recovery process, and get patients back to what they love doing faster. Call (773) 779-1111 for an appointment to experience this unique treatment!
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“I chose Excellcare because of the friendly person on the other end of the phone when I called in August, 2019. The entire staff treats you as a person, not a number. You receive not only professional care, but one on one individual care. I went in having pain walking and getting up from a sitting position. I now walk, get out of my chair and can run some without pain. I came in as a patient and left the same day feeling as though I had known the staff for weeks. The staff is never too busy to answer all your questions. I would recommend Excellcare to anyone who needs physical therapy. Staff, you get all A’s from me!” -B.L. “The entire staff treats you as a person, not a number. ”
• Muscle Strains • Tendonitis • Osteoarthritis • Bursitis
• Decrease Mobility/Range of Motion • Headaches • Chronic Pain
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