Musculoskeletal pain is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, overuse, and poor posture. While there are many treatments available for musculoskeletal pain, one that has gained popularity in recent years is dry needling.
Dry needling is a technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in the muscles, known as trigger points. This is done without using any medication or injection, hence the name “dry” needling. The aim of this technique is to release tension and relieve pain in the affected area.
As a specialist in dry needling, Dr. Abdul Qadeer has helped many patients with musculoskeletal pain. At his clinic, Alhanif Physiotherapy and Hijama Center, he uses dry needling in combination with other treatments to provide effective relief for his patients.
How Does Dry Needling Work?
Dry needling is based on the principles of traditional acupuncture, which is a form of Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years. However, while acupuncture focuses on restoring the body’s energy flow, dry needling focuses on releasing tension in the muscles.
When a needle is inserted into a trigger point, it creates a small twitch response in the muscle. This twitch response is a sign that the muscle is releasing tension and can help to alleviate pain and stiffness.
Dry needling is often used to treat conditions such as:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
What Can You Expect During a Dry Needling Session?
During a dry needling session, you will lie down on a treatment table while Dr. Abdul Qadeer inserts needles into your trigger points. You may feel a slight discomfort or twitching sensation during the procedure, but most people find it to be relatively painless.
After the needles are inserted, you may be asked to move the affected area to help release tension in the muscle. Dr. Abdul Qadeer will also provide advice on stretches and exercises to help prevent future episodes of pain.
Is Dry Needling Right for You?
Dry needling can be a highly effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain, but it’s not for everyone. If you have a fear of needles or a low pain tolerance, you may not be a good candidate for this treatment.
It’s also important to note that dry needling should only be performed by a qualified professional. Dr. Abdul Qadeer is a trained and experienced dry needling specialist who can provide safe and effective treatment for your pain.
If you’re struggling with musculoskeletal pain and are looking for a safe and effective treatment option, consider dry needling. Contact Alhanif Physiotherapy and Hijama Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abdul Qadeer today.