Dry Needling in Singapore has become increasingly popular over the years among those seeking pain relief from sports injuries to chronic pain. The therapy is performed by physiotherapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, or medical doctors who have received training in the technique.
What is Dry Needling?
It’s a technique used mainly for the treatment of pain and movement impairments caused by myofascial trigger points. This is different from acupuncture where needles are inserted in meridian points that assist with energy flow.
The aim of it is to release/ inactivate trigger points to relieve pain and/or improve range of motion. When the needles are inserted, a local twitch response can be elicited, which patients often report as a “muscle cramp” sensation or soreness.
Benefits of Dry Needling:
Muscular Pain Relief:
Knots in the muscles known as myofascial trigger points are often developed during overuse of muscles. When the muscle fibers become tight, the blood supply to the area is reduced, leading to the accumulation of acidic chemicals which can cause pain. During dry needling, the needles are inserted into these myofascial trigger points, prompting the contracted muscles to relax and allow better blood supply flow to flush out these acidic chemicals which reduces the pain.
Improves Range of Motion:
With the myofascial trigger points released, less tension can be felt in comparison, improving our range of motions. This decreased tightness and pain relief helps to restore our mobility. In Singapore, many individuals suffer from stiff neck and lower back pain from prolonged sitting due to our deskbound job. Dry needling in Singapore can be beneficial in reducing these tension and pain.
Speeds up the Recovery Process:
At LocoMotion, we adopt Dry needling in Singapore as part of our pain management plan to help get our athletes and patients back to the track of active rehabilitation. Common conditions treated include chronic pain from a stiff neck and back, overuse injuries, post-surgery recovery, and sports recovery.