Dry Needling

Are aches and pains slowing you down?

Try dry needling in Knoxville, TN!

You are not alone if you are experiencing pain or dysfunction; more than 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain each year. Thankfully, physical therapy is one of your pain-relief options! Our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic offers dry needling as a therapeutic service to our patients in need. 

If you are unfamiliar with this treatment and its numerous health benefits, you should be aware that it is just one of several treatment options available at Forward Physical Therapy. It is a technique for relieving pain, increasing mobility, and releasing muscle tension. 

Are you looking for a Knoxville, TN physical therapist? Or do you simply want to learn more about how our team can help you? If so, make an appointment with Forward Physical Therapy today!

How does this treatment work?

Contrary to popular belief, dry needling is not acupuncture. While the two therapies share some similarities, dry needling is based on western medical and research approaches. 

This treatment simply creates an environment that promotes the body’s ability to heal while also relieving pain. A sterilized needle is inserted between the skin and the damaged tendons, ligaments, or muscles to relieve pain, reduce muscular tension, and increase movement.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

At our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic, we’ve discovered that when we combine traditional exercise-based treatments with dry needling, the vast majority of our patients achieve the pain-free results they desire. 

After a thorough exam to determine the severity of your problem, our physical therapists will tell you if this is the best course of therapy for you! 

This service may help with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, and it has a number of health benefits.

The following are some common conditions that can be treated with dry needling:

  • Jaw pain
  • Back pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain and discomfort

This method of treatment has been shown to benefit a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, including:

  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis elbow

Is it painful?

Many people believe that dry needling is painful simply because of the name. However, the vast majority of our patients report little to no discomfort during and after in-office procedures. Our highly trained physical therapists know how to make your treatment as pleasant as possible. 

Patients may experience muscle discomfort for 24-48 hours following this procedure, but this usually resolves on its own. Home remedies for sore muscles include cold and/or heat packs, as well as plenty of fluids.

Ready to try dry needling?

Visit Our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic today!

If you are suffering from chronic headache pain, neck pain, an overuse injury, or another form of discomfort, please contact Forward Physical Therapy right away to schedule an appointment. Our skilled team can promote pain relief starting today!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!