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      Dry Needling Therapy for Muscle Pain Relief in Waldorf, MD

      You may have heard about dry needling and are wondering if it can help with your muscle pain. If so, you aren’t alone. Many have turned to this modern technique for fast relief from persistent muscle pain and stiffness.

      At the Center for Sports and Regenerative Orthopedics, our practitioners are trained in treating and healing pain. We’re here to help you find the relief you so deserve. One way we do that is through dry needling therapy.

      What Is Dry Needling Therapy?

      Dry needling uses fine needles to treat chronic muscle pain, knots, and tender muscles. It targets the tight, sensitive bands of muscle called myofascial trigger points. These trigger points limit your range of motion and can even cause discomfort in other parts of your body.

      Given the use of needles, you might be wondering how it’s different from acupuncture. From the outside, they do look similar. Both therapies:

      • Use thin stainless-steel needles that are inserted into the skin.
      • Don’t inject fluids or solutions, such as with trigger point injections
      • Are natural ways to effectively treat pain.

      That’s where the similarities end. Acupuncture works more with the body’s energy. Dry needling stimulates irritable muscles so they can relax. It does this by prompting a small spasm in the muscle that releases the tight muscle bands and causes them to loosen.

      What Are the Benefits of Dry Needling Therapy?

      Patients who receive dry needling therapy report…

      • Fast-acting pain relief
      • Improved range of motion
      • Quicker recovery time

      Dry needling can help bring much-needed relief from muscular and skeletal pain found in the:

      • Neck
      • Shoulder
      • Low back or hip
      • Heel
      • Joints

      It can also alleviate discomfort caused by certain health conditions, such as:

      • Migraines or tension headaches
      • Tennis elbow
      • Repetitive motion disorders, like carpal tunnel syndrome
      • Night cramps
      • Sciatica

      How soon can you feel the results from dry needling? You can expect to improve in as little as one to two days following your session. Some of our patients even report feeling immediate relief.

      Depending on how deep your pain is, we may recommend either a single session or multiple ones.

      What Is Dry Needling Therapy at the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics Like?

      Here’s what you can expect during a dry needling session at our Waldorf, MD, clinic:

      • Our trained practitioners will clean and disinfect the treatment area.
      • We’ll then gently place the needles in your muscles or trigger points.
      • Once placed, the needles will stay in for about 20 minutes. During this time, we invite you to lay still and relax.
      • We then remove the needles and clean your skin to finish out your session.

      As the needles are placed, some patients may feel different sensations. This can include soreness, aching, or muscle twitching. This is a good sign. It indicates the needles are placed in the triggered zone and can start working to release the muscles.

      After your session, you might notice muscle soreness or muscle fatigue. These are temporary symptoms and will go away quickly on their own.

      Schedule a Dry Needling Therapy Session at the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics Today!

      Having persistent pain or stiffness is no way to live. It can limit your range of motion and keep you from living the life you desire. Dry needling may help provide you with the relief you need.

      To request an appointment, please contact our Waldorf, MD, clinic. You can reach us by phone at (240) 754-7954 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you find relief from your muscle pain!


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      Center for Sports and Regenerative Orthopedics
      601 Post Office Road, Suite 2A
      Waldorf, MD 20602
      Phone: (240) 754-7954
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