Trigger Point Dry Needling (TrP-DN) is a treatment technique, which uses small, fine, single-use needles to release tight muscles with the main goal of permanently decreasing muscle pain and dysfunction.
Dry needling deactivates and desensitizes myofascial (muscle and connective tissue) trigger points and should stimulate a healing response in the tissue and reduce the biomechanical stress of the muscle treated.
Trigger Points develop in muscle in response to various stresses such as postural, repetitive motion, psychological and emotional. When muscles develop trigger points they remain tight, which causes local compression of vascular, neurological and joint/biomechanical structures, hampering neural function of that tissue. If the muscle is released, the tissue can resume normal function.