What is Dry Needling

Dry Needling in Vero Beach, FL

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is safe and minimally painful despite its name sounding intimidating. Dry needling is used for certain musculoskeletal conditions by skilled and certified physical therapists. Musculoskeletal pain can often be relieved by inserting a thin, flexible monofilament needle into underlying trigger points.


What is a trigger?

A trigger point refers to a tightened or localized area in a muscle fiber that may cause dysfunction, limit the range of motion, referred pain, or cause tenderness.

Dry needling can be used to treat a trigger point or dysfunctional muscle, and it can reduce tightness or banding, increase blood flow, and reduce local or referred pain.


Dry needling is different from acupuncture because it is rooted in the science of Western medicine. Dry needling is rarely used as a single procedure and is often part of a more comprehensive physical therapy approach that incorporates other traditional therapies.


Dry needling treats musculoskeletal problems, including back, shoulder, neck, heel, and hip pain. Although dry needling has been proven safe and effective in managing and treating pain, insurance companies may not cover the cost.

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