Trigger Point Dry Needling

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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) can be used to help a variety of musculoskeletal problems that cause pain. It is an excellent way to improve range of motion and decrease muscle or tendon pain. Dry needling is offered by specially trained physical therapist.

What is TPDN?

Myofascial trigger points are hyper-irritable spots in the connective tissue that surrounds skeletal muscle. Pain can radiate from these taut bands of tissue (trigger points) to broader areas in the body. TPDN uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate these trigger points. This helps increase circulation and decrease persistent pain.

Common conditions treated with dry needling include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Shoulder/elbow/hand pain
  • Hip/knee/foot pain
  • Buttock and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring strains, calf tightness or spasms)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Scar tissue restrictions or pain
If you think you might benefit from Trigger Point Dry Needling, ask your physician for a referral. For more information, call St. Luke's Rehabilitation Services at 218.249.6040.

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Establish care: 218.249.4000
General questions: 218.249.5555

915 East First Street
Duluth, MN 55805