Dry Needling

"Hampstead PT were great to work with. Haley did an excellent job of guiding me through the exercises that really helped me. I was delighted with Rusty’s Dry Needling therapy. Combined with the PT therapy it really helped my muscles to relax and speed up healing. Thank you Haley and Rusty!"

Judy B.

Dry Needling Could Change Your Life For The Better

Have You Ever Heard of Dry Needling For Pain Relief?

If you haven't heard of this treatment and its various health benefits, let us explain how this pain-free therapy technique could change your life!

It is a procedure for relieving pain and muscle tension while also improving mobility. This treatment method has been shown to help with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and others.

If you're looking for a Hampstead or Topsail Beach, NC physical therapist or if you're looking for more details about how this may help you, schedule an appointment today at Hampstead or Topsail Physical Therapy!

Does it hurt?

If you’re assuming this treatment causes pain because of the whole “needle” idea, think again! In these procedures, most of our patients report feeling little or no pain.

Our highly trained Hampstead and Topsail Beach, NC physical therapists know how to make the procedure as painless as possible, but when the needle is applied, some patients may still experience a "twitch response."

This is similar to a sharp cramp or pain in the muscle. Patients can experience muscle soreness within 24-48 hours of dry needling, which normally recovers on its own.

Sore muscles can be handled at home with ice and/or heat packs, as well as plenty of fluids.

How can it eliminate pain?

While it is a popular misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. It is, in reality, focused on current clinical studies of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

While there are some parallels, this treatment is solely based on western medicine and research standards.

A physical therapist will use this treatment to alleviate discomfort, minimize muscle tension, and increase mobility by inserting a sterile needle through the skin and the affected tendons, ligaments, or muscles.

It simply provides an environment that enhances the body's ability to heal and ultimately reduces pain in the process.

Can this treatment help me?

Tons of musculoskeletal conditions can be treated with dry needling, and just as many health benefits to choosing this kind of treatment method.

At our Hampstead and Topsail Beach, NC physical therapy practice, we have also found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free outcomes they were looking for when our conventional exercise-based therapies were combined with dry needling.

Our physical therapist will let you know if dry needling is the right course of treatment for you, but only after a thorough assessment to determine the severity of your condition!

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

  • Back pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain and discomfort
  • Jaw pain 

Get started on your path toward pain relief

There's only one way to find out if dry needling is right for you. Click here to request an appointment at our Hampstead or Topsail Beach, NC physical therapy practice today to learn more about the benefits of dry needling, and if it might be helpful for your pain condition. We'll have you feeling more like yourself in no time.


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