Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting thin, solid needles directly into muscle knots or trigger points to alleviate pain and muscle tension. Unlike acupuncture, dry needling primarily targets musculoskeletal issues and is based on modern anatomy and neurophysiology principles. The insertion of the needle into these trigger points can cause a twitch response, relaxing the muscle and promoting blood flow to the affected area. It's commonly used to treat conditions such as muscle pain, sports injuries, myofascial pain syndrome, and chronic pain, often used in conjunction with other physical therapy techniques for optimal results. Dry needling may be part of your STRONG. chiropractic or physiotherapy appointments.