Dry needling is a popular treatment option for those suffering from ankle pain. This therapy involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, known as trigger points, to release muscle tension and reduce pain. But what makes dry needling such an effective treatment for ankle pain?
The ankle is a complex joint that is prone to injury due to its weight-bearing nature. Common causes of ankle pain include sprains, strains, and tendinitis. These injuries can result in muscle imbalances and trigger points, which can cause pain and limit range of motion.
Dry needling targets these trigger points, releasing the muscle tension and improving blood flow to the area. This can help to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and promote healing. Studies have shown that dry needling is effective in reducing pain and improving function in those with ankle sprains, tendinitis, and other ankle injuries.
Not only that, but dry needling is also a relatively non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects. Compared to other treatments such as surgery or cortisone injections, dry needling is associated with fewer risks and fewer complications.
It is important to note that dry needling should always be performed by a trained healthcare professional such as Dr. Philipose and that it should be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Chiropractic, prolotherapy and exercise.-DR. Philipose Oklahoma City