Today, we are all leading very stressful lives, both mentally and physically. We all usually spend hours working on our laptops, dealing with everyday issues at work. This usually leads to a stiff body and tension in the joints. To release this tension and stiffness from muscles and joints, physiotherapists at Flexifit use a technique called Dry Needling.
Even for people with highly active lifestyles like sportsmen, joint stiffening or muscle tensing is common.However, ignoring these issues can lead to more serious and chronic pain.
Dry needling is a process that involves inserting very fine needles at certain points to release the tension from the muscles. The points where these needles need to be inserted are called trigger points. These points are very sensitive and contracted, making the muscles feel tight.
These spots are sensitive to touch, and even the slightest pressure can send pain throughout the muscle. Hence, the practitioners find these spots, and the needles are used to release the tension.
This process is called “dry” needling since the needles inserted do not contain any fluid injected into the body. That is why it is called dry needling to differentiate it from other procedures that involve injecting something through needles.
We at Flexifit use dry needling for many of our treatments. It proves very beneficial for relieving the tension in patients’ muscles, hence allowing better movement and recovery. Our experts are well-trained and proficient in finding the tensed muscles and treating them efficiently.
You will have stress-free and completely functional muscles in no time! These needles are single-use and are immediately disposed of safely to avoid repeated use. All the safety precautions are taken; hence, you need not worry about the needles hurting you.
Although it might seem like they are similar due to the usage of needles, these two processes are actually very different. Acupuncture is a technique of releasing muscular tension through needles to promote better energy flow called Qi in Chinese origin. However, it is a bit different from dry needling.
The process of dry needling proves beneficial for many issues and types of pain. Since it targets the exact trigger points, it is easier to relieve the tension quickly. Here are some more benefits of this technique:
Dry needling does not involve any sort of cutting or scarring. These needles do not reach too deep and do not stay there for a long time, hence not causing any issues. Despite being minimally invasive, it is very beneficial and relieves pain considerably.
With an effective treatment like this, the patients gradually start to recover. If they start benefiting from this process and their physician advises so, they can eventually cut back on their medicines. This saves a lot of drugs going into your system. Medicines prescribed for such issues usually have many side effects that may last longer. However, with the medicines cut back and the effective treatment, the patients continue to heal while keeping their bodies as side-effect-free as possible.
This therapy is used with many therapies to enhance the efficiency of the treatment. It is very helpful in relieving any stress and muscle tension during the massage or other therapies.
With Dry needling, all procedures are proven to be more effective. This therapy is minimally invasive and has the best long-lasting effects. It helps relieve all tensions in the muscles that may be caused due to lifestyle, chronic diseases, pre-existing conditions, etc.