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Dry Needling Could Decrease Your Pain Symptoms!

You are not alone if you are suffering from pain or dysfunction; more than 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain each year. Physical therapy, thankfully, is one option available to you for pain relief! If you are not familiar with Dry Needling and its multiple health benefits, know that it is one of the many treatment options available at Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy. It is a technique for reducing pain and enhancing mobility while also releasing muscular tension.

Request an appointment today if you are looking for a Wauwatosa, WI physical therapist or want to learn more about how dry needling can help you!

About Dry Needling

While it is a popular misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. Although there are some parallels between the two therapy procedures, it is based on western medical and research approaches.

This therapy simply creates an environment that promotes the body’s ability to heal while also reducing discomfort. A sterilized needle is inserted between the skin and the damaged tendons, ligaments, or muscles to relieve pain, reduce muscular tension, and increase movement.

How Can This Therapy Benefit Me?

At our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapy office, we have discovered that when our traditional exercise-based treatments are paired with dry needling, the great majority of our patients received the pain-free outcomes they desired.


After a comprehensive exam to identify the severity of your issue, our physical therapist will tell you if this therapy is the best course of therapy for you!


This therapy may improve a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, and there are several health benefits to using this kind of treatment.


Some common conditions that can be treated with dry needling are:

  • Chronic headaches

  • Shoulder pain

  • Neck pain

  • Joint pain and discomfort

  • Jaw pain

  • Back pain

  • Overuse injuries


A variety of musculoskeletal disorders have been shown to benefit from this treatment method, including:

  • Sciatica

  • Muscle spasms

  • Muscle strains

  • Tendinitis

  • Knee pain

  • Hip pain

  • Acute and chronic injuries

  • Overuse injuries

  • Neck pain

  • Headaches

  • Back pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Tennis elbow

  • Golfer’s elbow


Does Dry Needling Hurt?


If you think this therapy is painful just because it uses the word “needle,” think again! The majority of our patients experience little to no discomfort during and after dry needling procedures. Our highly educated physical therapists are all dry needling certified and know how to make the treatment session as pleasant as possible.


After having this therapy, patients may suffer muscle discomfort for 24-48 hours, although this normally goes away on its own. Home remedies for sore muscles include cold and/or heat packs, as well as plenty of drinks.


Ask Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy About This Therapy Today


If you are dealing with chronic headache pain, neck pain, an overuse injury, or another form of discomfort, call Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy at (414) 763-2941 today or click here to request an appointment.

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