Dry Needling is a treatment for Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and other conditions that involves repeatedly sticking a needle into tissues (usually muscle or tendon) that are not healing properly in the hope of stimulating a healing response.
Or for the purpose of “deactivating” highly-irritable, pain-causing spots in muscles, known as a ‘Trigger Points.’ The needle in question can be either:
- A Medical Hypodermic needle – used to penetrate the tissues but without injecting anything (also known as ‘Fenestration’)…
- Or an Acupuncture needle – which is often referred to as ‘Trigger Point Dry Needling,’ ‘Intramuscular Stimulation’ (IMS) OR ‘Motor Point Dry Needling.’
Dry Needling For Tennis Elbow: Who Needs It? was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)