Dry Needling can also be used for spinal conditions in which the underlying pathology may have triggered a movement disorder. This can result in the presence of reduced ROM or pain due to abnormal muscle tone or spasms. Such conditions may include:
Common lower extremity conditions treated with Functional Dry Needling include:
Patellar Femoral Syndrome
Shin-splints, Compartment Syndrome
Common upper extremity conditions treated with Functional Dry Needling include:
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (numbness and tingling in arms and hands)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
Impingement syndromes (rotator cuff, hip impingement)
How is dry needling used?
The Rectus Femoris and Dry Needling
Should I Dry Needle Before or After Spinal Manipulation?
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