Podiatric dry needling is the use of small needles as a therapeutic device, by Podiatrists, to treat illness of the lower limbs, to offer pain relief.
The needles are placed along specific pathways or meridians at acupoints, or at trigger points. They promote the release of natural pain relievers called Endorphins, which help relieve the discomfort associated with painful conditions.
Podiatric dry needling is a system which can affect three locations of healthcare:.
- Promotion of foot health and well-being
- Prevention of podiatric medical conditions
- Treatment of various podiatric medical conditions
Dry needling has been used to treat numerous podiatric clinical problems, but is especially helpful for discomfort. It can aid with joint discomforts and neurological conditions relating to the lower limb. It can be utilized to deal with issues such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and leg cramps. While dry needling is typically associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained Podiatrist it has much broader applications. Dry needling can be effective as the only therapy utilized, or as the support or accessory to various other podiatry treatment in numerous medical and surgical conditions.
The number of therapies are required?
The number of treatments varies from individual to person for intricate or long-standing conditions, a couple of therapies a week for numerous weeks might be advised. For severe problems, generally fewer visits are required, and for health maintenance, 4 sessions a year might be all that is essential. Most people require between 3 to 8 therapies, and some individuals need to return for routine “top up” therapies every few months.
Is dry needling safe and what are the negative side effects?
Some patients might experience bruising, could feel faint, or might feel very worn out following treatment. However, dry needling has fewer adverse effects than numerous drug treatments and the majority of individuals experience no issues at all.
Dry needling is safe & practically painless. Dry needling works naturally with little or no negative effects. Dry needling promotes the body to help itself.