Dry Needling is an effective complement to manual trigger-point therapy. A dry needle without any medicine (hence use of the word “dry”) is stuck precisely into the trigger point responsible for causing pain.
This relieves cramping, improves blood flow and reduces the local inflammatory reaction. Dry needling is used to treat pain syndromes, both in sports physiotherapy and in orthopedic rehabilitation.
Different studies have proven that it is not necessary to inject any substance into the trigger point to achieve healing. The precise injection itself is what brings about relief. That’s where the name dry needling comes from.