Acupuncture : Evaluating the biomechanical effects of needle manipulation on tissue
August 28, 2019
Insertion of percutaneous hemodialysis catheter
Hemodialysis Catheters
August 30, 2019
Show all

DN : Dry Needling

DN - Dry needling

Dry needling is a technique Physical Therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairs. It is basically the use of short, thin, stainless steel needles. To penetrate the affected tendon tissue, tight areas or knots in the muscles. Without the need to inject any medication or fluid.

Which device is the most suitable for Dry Needling?

Our physical therapist doctor clients tend to opt for the linear SIFULTRAS-5.31.

These needles allow nutrient rich blood to flow into the region that is suffering from damage. DN is mainly used by physicians to manage chronic pain, tendinopathy, Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) … Further, dry needling is designed to relieve tightness and pain in muscles. Practitioners believe that inserting a needle directly into a knot or pressure point will release tension in the surrounding muscle.

DN works as a way for the physicians to guide the needles to the pressure points. Also called trigger points, where they will do the best. Physical therapists apply by the to the affected tendon, where a healthy tendon tissue provides once kind of signal. While unhealthy or damaged tissue provides another.

The primary aim is to relieve muscle pain and cramping, but it may also help to improve a person’s flexibility.

Ultrasound comes into the picture not only to visualize the trigger point, but also to increase the provability of the puncture treatment by visual verification. Ultrasound scanner has become an indispensable tool.

Moreover, in the past the physician had to rely on the patient for information about exactly where the problem was originating from. Given the fact that many patients were provided with pain medication before palpation, this resulted in less accuracy in terms of diagnosing specifically where the treatment should be delivered.

By using the SIFULTRAS-5.31, not only can doctors and physical therapists precisely find the problem spot, they can also guide the needles directly to where they are needed the most. This minimizes false positives, saves the patient time and discomfort. And makes these kinds of procedures safer and more effective than ever before.

DN is typically performed by: MSK or Physical therapists.

Dry needling ultrasound scan

Was this article helpful?

Yes No

How can we improve it?


We appreciate your helpful feedback!

Your answer will be used to improve our content. The more feedback you give us, the better our pages can be.

Follow us on social media:

Facebook Pinterest

Disclaimer: Although the information we provide is used by different doctors and medical staff to perform their procedures and clinical applications, the information contained in this article is for consideration only. SIFSOF is not responsible neither for the misuse of the device nor for the wrong or random generalizability of the device in all clinical applications or procedures mentioned in our articles. Users must have the proper training and skills to perform the procedure with each ultrasound scanner device.

The products mentioned in this article are only for sale to medical staff (doctors, nurses, certified practitioners, etc.) or to private users assisted by or under the supervision of a medical professional.  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *