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Dry Needling

Dry needling is a form of treatment utilising acupuncture needles to treat trigger points in muscles. Trigger points are tight “knots” in a muscle that can be painful and reduce overall function. 


An extremely thin acupuncture needle is used to penetrate the skin to reach these trigger points and “release” the knot, reducing pain and improving muscle function. Dry needling can be used in the management of foot conditions such as heel pain, Achilles tendinopathy, calf muscle cramps, shin splints and ankle sprains. It can be used as a sole intervention for these conditions or as an adjunct treatment.

If you aren't sure whether this might help your condition, please discuss this option with one of our Podiatrists at your next appointment. 

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