Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling in Greenbelt
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling to Restore Proper Function to Abnormal Muscles
Myofascial trigger point dry needling (MFTrPDN) is a treatment to restore proper function to abnormally behaving muscles. These muscles become painful with nodules also called “knots”, “tight bands”, or trigger points. They can be painful locally or send pain signals to other locations. The muscles, which contain these abnormal areas are “locked” and cannot function normally, which causes restriction of movement and chronic pain.
Nodules or Knots Can Develop from Overuse
These nodules or knots develop from overuse, trauma, poor posture, lack of exercise, sleep disturbances, vitamin deficiencies, joint arthritis or nerves being compressed at the spine and other locations. The painful areas contain biochemicals that cause pain to the local nerves and have decreased oxygen flow (ischemia) causing further pain resulting in muscle fibers to “lock”.
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling Allows the Muscle Contracture to Release to its Normal Length
The reason this method is so effective is that it short-circuits the vicious cycle in a very direct way that other methods cannot accomplish. This treatment allows the muscle contracture to release to its normal length, the circulation to improve, swelling to recede and the chemicals to disperse, thereby removing their noxious effect on local nerves. The treatment utilizes sterile, thin monofilament needles to achieve its goal. The relief is often rapid with a reduction in pain and improved function.
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