Dry needling is a technique Physical Therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairs. It is basically the use of short, thin, stainless steel needles. To penetrate the affected tendon tissue, tight areas or knots in the muscles. Without the need to inject any medication or fluid.
These needles allow nutrient rich blood to flow into the region that is suffering from damage. DN is mainly used by physicians to manage chronic pain, tendinopathy, Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) … Further, dry needling is designed to relieve tightness and pain in muscles. Practitioners believe that inserting a needle directly into a knot or pressure point will release tension in the surrounding muscle.
DN works as a way for the physicians to guide the needles to the pressure points. Also called trigger points, where they will do the best. Physical therapists apply SONOSIF’s Linear probes to the affected tendon, where a healthy tendon tissue provides once kind of signal. While unhealthy or damaged tissue provides another.
Ultrasound comes into the picture not only to visualize the trigger point, but also to increase the provability of the puncture treatment by visual verification. Ultrasound scanner has become an indispensable tool.
Moreover, in the past the physician had to rely on the patient for information about exactly where the problem was originating from. Given the fact that many patients were provided with pain medication before palpation, this resulted in less accuracy in terms of diagnosing specifically where the treatment should be delivered.
By using one of these linear probes below, not only can doctors and physical therapists precisely find the problem spot, they can also guide the needles directly to where they are needed the most. This minimizes false positives, saves the patient time and discomfort. And makes these kinds of procedures safer and more effective than ever before.