Denver’s Dry Needling Doctor Specializing in Sports Medicine
Are you experiencing painful knots in your muscles? Have you been unable to enjoy your favorite sports and activities due to the pain? Your sports injury may benefit from dry needling as a natural, effective treatment. Prolotherapy of Denver offers top-tier trigger point (TrP) dry needling that releases your muscles and restores your body back to full health. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment!
What Is Dry Needling?
Trigger point (TrP) dry needling uses a thin, sterile, single-use needle inserted into the muscle to illicit a local twitch response (LTR). This may sound intimidating but usually is quite tolerable. You will feel just a light pinch at the beginning, then a little pressure or dullness, and then you will feel the muscle twitch or do a quick contraction to finally release.
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Benefits of Dry Needling
- Release Knots – Muscle knots, also referred to as trigger points (TrP), are effectively released with TrP dry needling treatment. It helps to reduce pain and improve athletic performance.
- Increase Circulation – When dry needling muscles, the first thing that happens is that blood rushes to the area. This brings the fresh oxygen and nutrients your muscles need to heal and perform.
- Perform Better – When a muscle is tight, it cannot perform well. By releasing the trigger point and getting oxygen and nutrients to the muscle, it will be able to do its job!
How Does Dry Needling Work?
Trigger point (TrP) dry needling is used to release tight, bound-up muscle tissue. Most people refer to this as a muscle knot. It is an area within the muscle that is not acting normally and causing pain. It can also restrict range of motion and change normal movement patterns. That is why TrP dry needling is so beneficial to athletes. Athletes push their bodies to the limit and, sometimes, the body is not able to fully recover before the next workout or event. Dry needling helps tremendously by allowing these tight bands of muscles to relax, restoring normal muscle function and mobility fast.
Our TrP Dry Needling Treatment Program
When you come to Dr. Richardson for dry needling treatment, we will propose a personalized treatment plan for your unique injury. We generally recommend five treatments for new injuries and 10 treatments for chronic, longtime injuries, but your plan will be customized to you.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today
Dr. Richardson understands what it’s like to have painful muscle knots and sports injuries. When you have muscle knots that just won’t go away, contact our office to find out if dry needling could be right for you. Call us today at (720) 665-7127 with any questions or use the convenient online scheduling form to book an appointment at our Denver office.