Could Dry Needling Cure Your Foot Pain?
In a previous post, we discussed how plantar fasciitis may not be all about what’s going on in the plantar fascia (check out that post HERE) A thorough examination can reveal mechanical sensitivity in some of the surrounding peripheral nerve, namely the calcaneal/plantar branches of the tibial nerve. It’s likely that the pain syndrome starts out as purely plantar fasciitis, but then progresses to mechanical nerve sensitization.
We demonstrated several neurodynamic treatments to try to reduce the sensitivity and improve mobility through the principles of movement and blood flow.
Needling therapy refers to the insertion of thin monofilament needles without the use of injectate, called “wet needling”. Dry needling is typically used to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia, scar tissue, peripheral nerves, and neurovascular bundles for the management of a variety of neuromusculoskeletal pain syndromes. Up until recently, dry needling was not recommended for plantar fasciitis. However, a randomized control trial from 2018 found that including dry needling with traditional physical therapy yielded greater effects on pain and function.
Click HERE to read the article
Check out our video below to see the procedure.
To learn more about dry needling and if it’s right for you check out our website HERE.
Best in Health!
Ivan & Chris
P.S. Any pain? Come on in for some some TLC. Our manual therapy only session is just $50. We can Graston, Cup, and Stretch out the tight and get you feelin’ right! ha