Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting a thin needle into a muscle or soft tissue to alleviate pain and muscle tension.
The team at Free Your Feet may use dry needling to assist patients in a variety of ways.
For example, if a patient is experiencing chronic foot or ankle pain due to a muscle or soft tissue injury, our podiatrists may use dry needling to release tight or knotted muscles, increase blood flow to the area, and promote healing. We will identify the trigger points in the affected area and use the needle to stimulate those points, which can help to relieve pain and improve mobility.
Dry needling may also be used in conjunction with other podiatric treatments, such as physical therapy, to help patients recover from injuries or surgery more quickly. By reducing pain and muscle tension, dry needling can help patients progress more quickly through their rehabilitation program.
Overall, dry needling is a safe and effective treatment option that podiatrists use to assist patients in managing pain, improving mobility, and promoting healing. However, it is important to note that dry needling should only be performed by a trained and licensed healthcare professional.
"I had been struggling with chronic calf pain for months, which was severely limiting my ability to walk and exercise. After consulting with Franc, he recommended dry needling to help alleviate the pain and promote healing. I was hesitant at first, but Franc took the time to explain the procedure to me and answer all my questions, which put me at ease. During the treatment, I felt minimal discomfort and was surprised at how quickly I began to feel relief. Franc's expertise and professionalism throughout the process were truly outstanding, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks to Franc's skilled dry needling technique, I'm now back to enjoying my regular activities without the pain that was holding me back."