Dry Needling

Dry needling is a medical treatment used to reduce pain & improve the movement of the muscles. Needles are inserted near your trigger points that stimulate your muscle, causing them to contract or twitch. This helps relieve pain and improve motion in the targeted area of your body.

How is Dry Needling Done?

Before the procedure, it is always recommended to consult with the doctor for potential risks or side effects. The doctor will thoroughly go through your medical history and might perform some physical examinations. This way, they can determine if the procedure is safe for you. On the day of the procedure, you must wear something loose and comfortable.

During the treatment, the healthcare provider will sterilise the area. With one hand, they will feel the area where they will pierce the needle. The therapy is done mainly in two ways – 

  • Superficial – The healthcare provider will insert a 5-10 mm needle into the subcutaneous tissue above the trigger point. 
  • Deep – In this method, the needle is inserted below the subcutaneous tissue into your muscle to penetrate the trigger point.

Why is Dry Needling Done?

Typically, a trained chiropractor, orthopaedic, or physical therapist at a physiotherapy center near me does dry needling. It is done to treat the following –

  • Joint problems 
  • Myofascial pain
  • Phantom pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Disk problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Migraine and other headaches
  • Jaw and mouth problems
  • Spinal problems
  • Tendonitis
  • Scar-tissue building
  • Reduced range of motions
  • Whiplash

What are the Risks Associated with Dry Needling?

Some of the side effects associated with dry needling are – 

  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Skin bruising 
  • Soreness during or after the procedure
  • Bleeding where the needles were inserted

Why Choose Omni?

At Omni Hospitals, our trained experts do this procedure to reduce or eliminate side effects. With the help of cutting-edge tools & technology handled by highly experienced professionals, you can get the desired outcomes from dry needling physiotherapy at Omni.

Book a session with our trained professionals to discuss, understand, and get the procedure done without any seeming complications!


Q1. Does dry needling hurt?

Ans. Dry needling is usually a painless procedure. These needles are very thin and cause the muscles to twitch.

Q2. Is dry needling better than a massage?

Ans. Massage is meant to relax muscles, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. In contrast, dry needling is helpful for people with acute or chronic injuries.

Q3. Is dry needling effective?

Ans. Dry needling is very effective for people with musculoskeletal conditions, and many people have found this effective.

Q4. Who should avoid dry needling?

Ans. Dry needling is not for anyone with blood clotting issues or compromised immune systems. 

Q5. What is so negative about dry needling?

Ans. As dry needling involves needles, iatrogenic injury to vessels, nerves, spinal cord, and internal organs is common.

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