Integrative Dry Needling

The process of Dry Needling inoculating lesions in soft tissue is a therapeutic modality for soft tissue dysfunction. Soft tissue dysfunction involves soft tissue injuries including inflammation, sensitized nerve tissue, scar tissue formation, tissue adhesion, deficiency of blood and lymphatic circulation. When the needle is removed, the lesions are left for a few days. This lesion induced process activates physiological mechanisms of remodeling of injured and inflamed soft tissue in and around the needling site. The tissue remodeling process includes local reducing physical stress, normalizing local inflammation, and replacement of injured tissues with fresh tissue of the same type. Our innovative care strategies at Evolve Physical Therapy will help you find quick relief.

Tired of Living with Aches and Pains? Dry Needling Could Help!

Could You Benefit From Dry Needling?

Have you heard of dry needling? If not, you could benefit! In fact, dry needling is beneficial and pain-free?

It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.

Dry needling is a safe and effective method of treatment provided at Evolve Physical Therapy to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility. If you are in Baton Rouge looking for relief, or if you’d like to gain more information on how dry needling could benefit you, request an appointment at Evolve Physical Therapy today!

What can I gain from dry needling?

There is a large variety of musculoskeletal issues that can be treated with dry needling.

When paired with our traditional exercise-based physical therapy treatments and advanced manual therapy techniques, we have found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free goals they were aiming towards.

After conducting a comprehensive evaluation to assess the nature of your condition, our Baton Rouge physical therapist will let you know if dry needling is the best course of treatment for you.

We have used dry needling to treat several diverse conditions, from chronic pain sufferers to athletes experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness.

Will I experience discomfort with dry needling?

Most of our patients report feeling little to no discomfort when undergoing dry needling treatments.

Our highly-trained physical therapists know how to make the process as painless as possible; however, some patients may still experience a “twitch response” with the insertion of the needle.

This is comparable to a quick muscle cramp or ache. The 24-48 hours following a dry needling treatment may also result in muscle soreness, which should go away on its own.

Sore muscles can be treated at home by applying ice and/or heat packs and drinking plenty of fluids.

So, what does dry needling do?

This treatment method is used by our licensed Baton Rouge physical therapists as a way to relieve pain.

When performing dry needling, our physical therapist will insert a sterile needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.

While it is a common misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. It is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

While there are some similarities, dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research.

It provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain in the process.

Begin with dry needling today

Dry needling can speed up recovery time and allow you to return to your daily life as quickly as possible.

If you are in Baton Rouge and want to know more about our dry needling services, don’t hesitate to request an appointment at Evolve Physical Therapy today. We’ll help you get you started on the path toward recovery!

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